Alpine Sweet-vetch - Hedysarum alpinum
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)
AK to ON south to BC, WY, SD and VT (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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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).
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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.