Indian breadroot (Pediomelum esculentum)

Pea family (Fabaceae) | Wildflowers and Herbs plant group | Also known as Indian potato, Prairie turnip
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This perennial legume has bluish purple flowers and palmately divided leaves with 3-5 leaflets. Leaves are hairy and alternate along the stem.

Identification Hints
This perennial legume has bluish purple flowers and palmately divided leaves with 3-5 leaflets. Leaves are hairy and alternate along the stem.
Did You Know?
Indian breadroot exhibits an interesting behavior. At the end of flowering, flower stalk (and leaves) breaks off from the root (disarticulates) and blows away with the wind.
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