Scurfy Pea is an erect, annual herb generally found in peninsular India. Leaves are simple, roundish-ovate, undulating-toothed. Stipules are narrow lance-shaped, recurved. Flowers are borne in dense spike-like racemes on long solitary stalks in leaf axils. Flower-stalks are much shorter than the sepals. Flowers are small, pale lilac, with the wings and keel dark purple- tipped. Scurfy Pea flowers in the cold season. Seedpods are black, ovoid, about 5 mm, hairless, tip with a short tip, irregularly netveined. Scurfy Pea is native to NE Tropical Africa, S Arabian Peninsula, Tropical & Subtropical Asia. It is also found in West Himalaya. Flowering: January.
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|Psoralea corylifolia||Scurfy Pea||கார்போகரிசி||बाबची / Babchi||: കാർബോഗം അരിസി / cottam, karkokil|