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
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Description Life zones and habitat: Plains to alpine. Open field, meadows, slopes.
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 inches long.
Inflorescence: A raceme of 6 to 30 white, pea-like flowers; sepals with light or dark hairs, with black tips; each blossom about 1 inch long.
References: Descr. adapted from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield.
Colorado Status
Native

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