Oxytropis splendens Douglas

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Oxytropis splendens Douglas

  • Description

    Species Description - Densely long-villous throughout; lfls narrowly lanceolate, sharply acuminate, 1–2 cm, mostly in 4’s; spikes 3–8 cm; bracts linear, mostly longer than the fls; fls red-purple, drying violet, 13–18 mm; fr ovoid, densely villous, 10–17 mm, short-beaked; 2n=16. Prairies and plains; Minn. and w. Ont. to Alas., Alta., and n. N.M. July.

  • Common Names

    showy loco-weed