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Hall's Rupertia
(Rupertia hallii )
Fabaceae (legume family)

Hall's Rupertia
Photo by Joe Molter, BLM

Description: Tall herbaceous perennial, up to 3 feet (1 m) with compound leaves with three lanceolate to widely ovate leaflets 1.5 to 3.5 inches (4 to 9 cm) long. Flowers are in compact racemes, whitish to yellowish, pea-like. Fruits are a small pod, but are rarely seen.

Distribution: Southern Cascade Ranges in southern Tehama and northern Butte counties.

Habitat: Oak woodland to lower mountain coniferous forest, 2900 to 4500 feet (884-1373m), on gentle slopes and woodland openings, sometimes on disturbed sites such as roadsides and timber harvest areas.

Flowering Period: Early June to August.

Similar Plants: R. physodes which is half the size and is only found within the coastal ranges.

Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B

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Last updated: 08-05-2010