Psoralidium lanceolatum (Lance-Leaved Psoralea) - photos and description

Psoralidium lanceolatum
15 cm ruler for scale

Psoralidium lanceolatum

Psoralidium lanceolatum

Psoralidium lanceolatum

Psoralidium lanceolatum
Stem glandular dotted

General: Plants with an upright growth habit and having many-branched stems. Stems are glandular dotted. Stems pubescent below, stems nearly glabrous towards the top. Rhizomatous, often forms extensive colonies.

Flowers: Grow in spikes from leaf axils. The flowers are small, pale bluish-white in colour. We measured a flower at 6 mm long.

Leaves: Leaves divided into 3 linear to linear-lanceolate leaflets, leaflets measured at 3 cm long and 2 mm wide. Leaves alternate. Leaves pubescent below and only a few hairs on top.

Height: Height listed in Budd's Flora to 50 cm. We measured plants to 43 cm tall.

Habitat: Sandy soil, or sand dune habitat, often the dominant plant species.

Abundance: Common.

Origin: Native.

Synonym: Listed in some of the guides we use as Psoralea lanceolata.

When and where photographed: Above photos taken July 11th in sand dunes, Douglas Provincial Park, 250 km north west of our home in Regina, SK.