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Prairie Wildflowers and Grasses of North Dakota

Summer Wildflowers


Chris Grondahl photo: Silverleaf scurfpea
Chris Grondahl
  Silverleaf scurfpea
(Psoralea argophylla)

Distribution: statewide
Habitat: prairie hillsides, steep slopes and well drained flats
Flowers: small bluish-purple in clusters at the end of stems, each flower under 1/8 inches
Height: 1-2 feet
When blooms: June to September
Family name: Legume (Fabaceae)
Plant uses and other interesting facts: Many Native American tribes made tea for constipation and as a treatment for horse wounds. Eaten occasionally by deer and antelope.


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