Montana Locoweed - Oxytropis besseyi var. argophylla
See species description.
Barneby (1989, Intermt. Flora, Vol. 3, Part B) uses the following characters to separate variety argophylla: Larger laves 2-8 cm long and shorter than the scapes; leaflets 5-9(11), crowded on arachis less than 2 cm long; pod tumescent but not bladdery, 4-6 mm diameter; leaflets of mature leaves 3-10 mm long.
Southwest MT, northeast-central ID, WY (Park County) and NV (Elko County) (Kartesz 2009).
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Commonly on limestone from foothills to subalpine; said to be commin in sw MT (Barneby 1989).
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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.