Yellow Sweet-vetch - Hedysarum sulphurescens
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Stems ascending to erect, 15–50 cm. Herbage glabrate to sparsely strigose. Leaves with 9 to 17 lanceolate to obovate leaflets 1–4 cm long with rounded tips; stipules 10–15 mm long. Flowers light yellow to dull white; calyx tube 2–3 mm long, glabrous; sepals 1–2 mm long, slightly shorter above than below; keel 10–18 mm long; Loment with 1 to 4 reticulate segments 5–8 mm wide (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
BC, AB south to WA and WY (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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Grasslands, gravel bars, calcareous soil of moraine, fellfield, turf; montane to alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
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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.
- Martin, S.A. 1985. Ecology of the Rock Creek bighorn sheep herd, Beartooth Mountains, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 152 p.
- Steerey, W. F. 1979. Distribution, range use and population characteristics of Mule Deer associated with the Schafer Creek winter range, Bridger Mountains, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University. 119 p.