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Sonoran Desert Plants
Tephrosia tenella A. Gray (Red Hoary-pea)

Coffee Pot Mountain


Habitat: rocky slopes, mountains
Life Form: forb,annual or forb,perennial
Leaf Description: alternate pinnate filamentous leaflets
Flower Color: lavender to pink or magenta
Flowering Period: Apr. to Sept.
Spines: spineless
Family: Fabaceae (bean family)
Abundance: rare
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: a flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 14. Eudicots: Fabaceae - legume family. Phytoneuron 2015-58: 1-83. Published 20 Oct 2015. ISSN 2153 733X page 72 (13.1 MB pdf)

Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page (opens in a new tab).






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