Scientific name Hoffmannseggia
Higher classification Legumes
|Similar Legumes, Hoffmannseggia glauca, Anarthrophyllum, Adesmia echinus, Adesmia confusa|
Hoffmannseggia is a genus of flowering plants in the pea family, Fabaceae, known generally as rushpeas. These are pod-bearing herbs and subshrubs native to the Americas and southern Africa. The generic name honors Johann Centurius, Count of Hoffmannsegg, a nineteenth-century German nobleman and botanist.