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Montana Locoweed - Oxytropis besseyi var. argophylla

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G5T4T5
State Rank: SU

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General Description
See species description.

Diagnostic Characteristics
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.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Southwest MT, northeast-central ID, WY (Park Co.) and NV (Elko County) (Kartesz 2009).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 1

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Habitat
Commonly on limestone from foothills to subalpine; said to be commin in sw MT (Barneby 1989).

References
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Montana Locoweed — Oxytropis besseyi var. argophylla.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from