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Pediomelum tenuiflorum

Synonym(s) Psoralea tenuiflora
Common name wild alfalfa; slender-flower breadroot
Family fabaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-9)
Flowers pink (spring)
Size 36"
Light sun-part shade
From seed Scarify, germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Legume native to a large swath of the central United States, where it occurs in prairies and open woodlands. Likely not a cultivated plant: all references I've found are on native plant websites. But I'll grow it to see what it does.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '22/'23 exchange. Sandpapered, baggy 70F (100%G after another bout of sandpapering, germination occurring 3-5d after scarification)
  2. Same seed as above. Sandpapered, baggy 70F (92%G, 4-12d)

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