Oxytropis splendens

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Scientific Name Oxytropis splendens USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Showy Locoweed ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Fabaceae (Pea) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine. Meadows and open areas, dry or moist soils.
Plant: Erect perennial 4 to 16 inches tall.
Leaves: Basal leaves pinnately-divided into whorled groups of 5 hairy, gray-green lanceolate leaflets, each about 1/2-inch long.
Inflorescence: Bluish-purple flowers atop long, leafless, hairy, erect stems, well above the leaves, each about 1/2- inch long.
References: Descr. adapted from www.americansouthwest.net
Colorado Status

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