Botanical name: Tephrosia candida Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)
Synonyms: Cracca candida, Xiphocarpus candidus
White Hoary Pea is an erect shrub, growing up to 2.5 m tall. Branches are covered with silky-brown hairs. Leaves are compound, with 13-27 leaflets. Leaflets are narrowly ovate, with a sharp or blunt tip, 2.5-7.5 cm long, 0.6-1.3 cm wide, smooth above, velvety below. White pea-like flowers appear in racemes on branches. The racemes are up to 25 cm long. Flowers are 2-2.5 cm long. Sepal cup is 5-8 mm long, with the sepals shorter than tube, densely hairy. Seed-pods are 6-10 cm long, 8-9 mm wide, densely covered with brown or grey hairs.
Identification credit: Navendu Pāgé
The flower labeled White Hoary Pea is ...