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Yellow Sweet-vetch - Hedysarum sulphurescens


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

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General Description
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).

Species Range
Present
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 64

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Habitat
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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