Sophora sericea Nutt.

, Gen. N. Amer. Pl. [Nuttall]. 1: 280 (-281) (1818). BHL
IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID)
The Genera of North American Plants. Philadelphia, USA
1: 280 (-281)
Date of Publication
14 Jul 1818
Family as entered in IPNI

Type Information

Distribution Of Types
United States of America (Northern America)


Nuttall remarked: Legume not seen,—but the striking affinity of this plant to the well preserved specimens of S. alopecuroides in the Banksian herbarium justifies its admission into this genus. I am also obliged, however unwillingly, to state, after seeing the specimen so marked by the author himself, in the herbarium of A. B. Lambert, esq. that this is Astragalus carnosus of Mr. Pursh, Flor. Am. 2. p. 740. Supplement; he having by mistake, applied the description of the fruit of an Astragalus which I had published to this species of Sophora.


Replaced synonym of
Vexibia sericea Raf., Atlantic J. 144 (1832).
Replaced synonym of
Sophora nuttalliana B.L.Turner, Field & Lab. 24(2): title page verso [42] (1956).