Lupine Scruff Pea - Eastern Sampson's Snakeroot
Orbexilum lupinellum - (Michaux) Isley
Fabaceae (Pea) Family



Plant is an upright, hairy perennial with a taproot. Preferred habitat is on prairies, roadsides and fields, except directly at seashore. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

Leaves are alternate; paired in sets of three; each leaflet being longer than broad; no teeth and no lobes.

Flowers are in a spike-like raceme (flowers arranged one above the other on leafless stems). Calyx is five lobed; five purple petals; ten stamens. Flowers occur in the spring.

Fruit is a legume.

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