purple locoweed

(Oxytropis lambertii var. lambertii)

Conservation Status
purple locoweed
 
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

NNR - Unranked

SNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
Wetland Indicator Status
     
  Great Plains

UPL - Obligate upland

     
  Midwest

FACU - Facultative upland

     
  Northcentral & Northeast

FACU - Facultative upland

     
           
 
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Biology
 
 

Flowering

 
 

Late April to early July

 
     
 
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Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 28.

 
  1/8/2012      
         
 

Nativity

 
 

Native

 
         
 

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Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Magnoliopsida (flowering plants)  
  Superorder Rosanae  
 

Order

Fabales (legumes, milkworts, and allies)  
 

Family

Fabaceae (peas, legumes)  
  Subfamily Faboideae (Papilionoideae)  
  Tribe Galegeae (milkvetches, locoweeds, and allies)  
  Subtribe Astragalinae  
  Genus Oxytropis (locoweed)  
  Species Oxytropis lambertii (purple locoweed)  
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
       
       
 

Synonyms

 
  Oxytropis involuta  
       
 

Common Names

 
 

Lambert loco weed

Lambert’s crazyweed

Lambert’s locoweed

locoweed

purple locoweed

stemless locoweed

white woollylocoweed

whitepoint locoweed

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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Infructescense

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