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Ruby Valley Locoweed - Oxytropis riparia

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 0

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General Description
Stems ascending to sprawling, 20–60 cm. Herbage glabrate to sparsely strigose. Leaflets 11 to 15, narrowly ovate, 1–4 cm long. Stipules herbaceous, lanceolate, 4–10 mm long, adnate to the petiole. Inflorescence axillary racemes 1–25 cm long with 3 to 30 flowers, longer than the leaves. Flowers purple; calyx white- and/or black-strigose; sepals 1–2 mm long; banner 6–7 mm long. Legumes pendent, 1–2 cm long with a short stipe, white-strigose, somewhat compressed perpendicular to the grooved upper suture (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Unknown/Undetermined
 


Range Comments
Introduced for forage sporadically to MT, WY, and ID; native to Eurasia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 2

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