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Oxytropis sericea var. sericea, Along CR7 (Weston Pass Rd.), Park Co. 0702

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Oxytropis sericea var. sericea, Along FR 311, Four Mile Area, Chaffee Co. 9492

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Oxytropis sericea var. sericea, Gold Dust Trail, Park Co. 6992

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Oxytropis sericea var. sericea, Lower Cataract Lake, Summit Co. 5253

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Oxytropis sericea var. sericea, Lower Cataract Lake, Summit Co. 5260

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Oxytropis sericea var. sericea, Along FR 311, Four Mile Area, Chaffee Co. 9507

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Oxytropis sericea var. sericea, Troublesome Creek Area, Grand Co. 2228

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Oxytropis sericea var. sericea, Troublesome Creek Area, Grand Co. 0291

Scientific Name Oxytropis sericea var. sericea USDA PLANTS Symbol OXSES
Common Name White Locoweed ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 529347
Family Fabaceae (Pea) Kansas Wildflowers Reference Click Here
Description Life zones and habitat: Plains to alpine (3500 to 12000 ft.); open fields, open woodlands, meadows, slopes, roadsides.
Plant: Erect stemless perennial, 4 to 16 inches tall with multiple flower stalks; silky-hairy foliage.
Leaves: Basal leaves 2 to 12 inches long pinnately-compound with 11-19 ovate to oblong-lanceolate leaflets, each 1/2 to 1-inch long.
Inflorescence: A raceme of 6 to 30 pea-like flowers, white, fading yellowish, keel tip often purplish; bell-shaped calyx tube with 5 unequal-length, black-tipped teeth and with light or dark hairs; each blossom about 1 inch long.
Bloom Period: April to August.
Fruit: Erect, thick, rigid, sessile pod 1/2 to 1-inch long with short black or white hairs.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, Montana Field Guide and Kansas Wildflowers.
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Colorado Status:
Native

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