Search Field Guide
Advanced Search
MT Gov Logo
Montana Field Guide

Montana Field Guides

Nodding Locoweed - Oxytropis deflexa

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

External Links






 
General Description
Stems absent or erect, 0–15 cm. Herbage villous. Leaflets 15 to 30, ovate to lanceolate. Stipules herbaceous, lanceolate, distinct, 6–12 mm long, basally adnate to the petiole. Inflorescence of 2 to 40 spreading flowers, 5–30 cm long including the peduncle. Flowers white to bluish; calyx white-sericeous and black-strigose; sepals linear, 1–5 mm long; banner 6–10 mm long. Legumes drooping, 1–2 cm long with a short stipe, black- and white-strigose, compressed perpendicular to the grooved upper suture (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Montana plants are variety foliolosa (Hook.) Barneby or variety sericea Torr. & A. Gray.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Circumboreal south to CA, NV and UT (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 6

(Click on the following maps and charts to see full sized version) Map Help and Descriptions
Relative Density

Recency

 

(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)



Habitat
Stony soil of meadows, woodlands, thickets, fellfields; montane to alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
    Do you know of a citation we're missing?
    • Barneby, R. C. 1952. A revision of the North American species of Oxytropis DC. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., 4th Ser., 27(7): 177-309.
    • Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
  • Web Search Engines for Articles on "Nodding Locoweed"
Login Logout
Citation for data on this website:
Nodding Locoweed — Oxytropis deflexa.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from