Fringeleaf Necklacepod

Fringeleaf Necklacepod Plant Information


Fringeleaf Necklacepod grows in the following 3 states:

Arizona, New Mexico, Utah

Sophora stenophylla, the fringeleaf necklacepod, or silvery sophora, is a perennial plant in the legume family (Fabaceae) found in the Colorado Plateau and Canyonlands region of the southwestern United States.:160

It is a perennial plant that grows 4 to 16 inches (100 to 410mm) tall. Its lacy leaves and blue to purple flowers make it very distinctive in its communities. It spreads by underground roots.
It has alternate, lacy, compound pinnate leaves with linear leaflets that are covered in dense, soft, and silvery hairs.
It blooms from April to May.:160 The terminal stalks bear 12-39 blue to purple, pea-shaped flowers. Seed pods have short, stiff hairs and 1-5 seeds.
It can be found in sandy soils in blackbrush scrub, pinyon-juniper woodland, and ponderosa pine forest communities in southern Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico.
Its foliage and seeds are toxic to livestock in large amounts.

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