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Bessey's Locoweed - Oxytropis besseyi var. fallax

Status Under Review
Native Species

Global Rank: G5T3
State Rank: SU
(see State Rank Reason below)

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:

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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Two locations in the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area reported for Montana. Additional documentation needed to verify its status in the state.
General Description
See species description.

Diagnostic Characteristics
Dorn (2001, Vasc. Pl. WY, 3rd ed.) distinguishes var. fallax by the following characters: haris of calyx moderately covering the readily apparent surface; lowest flower often well above the leaves.

Species Range

Range Comments
Southwest MT and central WY (Kartesz 2009).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 2

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Relative Density



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

Rocky, sandy or clay slopes and hills (Dorn 2001).

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Citation for data on this website:
Bessey's Locoweed — Oxytropis besseyi var. fallax.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from