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Showy Locoweed - Oxytropis splendens


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 3

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General Description
Acaulescent. Herbage densely villous. Leaflets lanceolate, 7–25 mm long in 7 to 15 whorls of 3 to 4. Stipules membranous, 10–15 mm long, sericeous, adnate to the petiole, connate below. Inflorescence of 9 to 35 flowers, 10–35 cm high including the peduncle. Flowers magenta; calyx densely white-villous; sepals linear-lanceolate, 1–6 mm long; banner 10–15 mm long. Legumes erect, 1–2 cm long, sessile, thin-walled, villous (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK to ON south to NM, ND and MN (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 13

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Citation for data on this website:
Showy Locoweed — Oxytropis splendens.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from