Bessey's Locoweed - Oxytropis besseyi var. ventosa
See species description.
Barneby (1989, Interm. Fl. Vol. 3, part B) uses the following characters to distinguish variety ventosa from the others: Larger leaves 2-8 mm long and shorter than the scapes; leaflets 5-9(-11), crowded on a rachis less than 2 cm long; pod tumescent; leaflets of mature leaves 9-25 mm long.
Southwestern MT, much of central WY, and (uncommonly) in Daggett County, UT (Kartesz 2009).
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Gernally on sandstone or tuff (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.