Pediomelum esculentum (Indian Breadroot)
Family: Fabaceae (Pea)
  
The stems, inflorescence and bottom of leaves of Pediomelum esculentum are covered with long hairs. Plants have an erect growth habit, reaching a height of about 12 inches. Leaves are palmately compound with 5 or 6 leaflets. Pediomelum esculentum grows on the northeastern plains and is uncommon.

Vegetation zone:  Plains
Time of bloom:  April - June
Origin:  Native
Eastern Colorado Wildflowers