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Hoita macrostachya (DC.) Rydb.
large leather-root

General Information
Symbol: HOMA4
Group: Dicot
Family: Fabaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Symbol Scientific Name
HOLO2 Hoita longiloba Rydb.
HORH Hoita rhombifolia (Torr.) Rydb.
HOVI3 Hoita villosa Greene
PSDO Psoralea douglasii Greene
PSDOH Psoralea douglasii Greene var. hansenii Jeps.
PSHAM2 Psoralea hallii (Rydb.) Jeps. var. media Jeps.
PSMA2 Psoralea macrostachya DC.
PSMAL Psoralea macrostachya DC. var. longiloba (Rydb.) J.F. Macbr.
PSMAR Psoralea macrostachya DC. var. rhombifolia Torr.


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Fabales
Family Fabaceae ⁄ Leguminosae – Pea family
Genus Hoita Rydb. – leather-root
Species Hoita macrostachya (DC.) Rydb. – large leather-root

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

North America
Arid West OBL
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast OBL



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover