Species Detail

Tephrosia virginiana L. Pers.
Turkey pea


Scientific Name:  
Tephrosia virginiana L. Pers.
Common Name:  
Turkey pea
Myaamia Name:  
Uses:  
Food
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Undetermined
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Undetermined

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Tephrosia virginiana L. Pers.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Rafert, S. 1989, August 24-25 Use - Food  tuber eaten; "And the way they found out they were good to eat--originally; what the story goes--is that the wild turkey nebbed them up on the leaves in the early spring. And that little tiny potato; in finding what they were eating; they tasted em and found out that they were edible. It took a lot of em to sustain you; but they were edible; and good to eat raw. They taste much like eating a raw sweet potato. . . You find them in the woodlands. The first of all the flowering plants that grows in the woods is the turkey pea or the salt and pepper"
Botanical Sources  
Tephrosia virginiana L. Pers.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Rafert, S. 1989, August 24-25   ". . . you find them in the the woodlands. The first of all the flowering plants that grows in the woods is the turkey pea . . . "
Related Sources  
Tephrosia virginiana L. Pers.
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