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Alpine Sweet-vetch - Hedysarum alpinum

Potential Species of Concern
Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3S4

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 6

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General Description
Stems erect, 25–60 cm. Herbage glabrate to sparsely strigose. Leaves with 15 to 21 lanceolate leaflets, 1–3 cm long with rounded tips; stipules 5–30 mm long. Flowers pink; calyx tube strigose, 2–3 mm long; sepals deltoid, ca. 1 mm long, subequal; keel 10–15 mm long. Loment sparsely strigose with 1 to 5 reticulate-veined segments, 3–6 mm wide (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range

Year-round
 


Range Comments
AK to ON south to BC, WY, SD and VT (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 40

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Habitat
Gravels bars, moist meadows of aspen parkland; plains, valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Ecology
POLLINATORS
The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this plant species or its genus where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus frigidus (Williams et al. 2014).

References
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    • Williams, P., R. Thorp, L. Richardson, and S. Colla. 2014. Bumble Bees of North America. Princeton, NJ. Princeton University Press.
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    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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