Oxytropis sericea

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Scientific Name Oxytropis sericea USDA PLANTS Symbol OXSE
Common Name White Locoweed ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 26182
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.
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; 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.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and Kansas Wildflowers.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native

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