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Western Sweet-vetch - Hedysarum occidentale


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4S5

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 5

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General Description
Stems erect, 20–80 cm. Herbage sparsely strigillose. Leaves with 9 to 21 lanceolate to ovate leaflets 1–3 cm long with rounded tips; stipules 5–25 mm long. Flowers deep pink to purple; calyx tube 2–3 mm long, strigose; sepals deltoid to linear, unequal; keel 15–20 mm long. Loment sparsely strigose with 1 to 4 reticulate segments, 6–10 mm wide (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
WA to MT south to ID, WY and CO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 11

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Western Sweet-vetch — Hedysarum occidentale.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from