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Key to Oxytropis

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1. Flower quickly reflexed, fruit reflexed; leaves basal and generally 1–3 cauline; inflorescence open, spike-like ..... O. deflexa var. sericea

1' Flower and fruit ascending to erect; leaves basal; inflorescence dense, spike- or head-like

2. Leaflets 7–17; plant silvery or gray, silky or tomentose, not glandular; corolla 7–12 mm

3. Flowers 2–12 per inflorescence; fruit ovate-inflated, 7–9 mm wide, thinly papery ..... O. oreophila var. oreophila

3' Flowers 1–3 per inflorescence; fruit lanceolate to narrowly ovate, 5–6 mm wide, leathery ..... O. parryi

2' Leaflets 21–39; plant green, puberulent, generally ± sticky-glandular; corolla 10–20 mm ..... O. borealis

4. Corolla white to cream; inflorescence generally head-like, included to ± exserted; plant sticky-glandular ..... var. australis

4' Corolla ± white with purple keel-tip, lilac, or red-purple, drying blue; inflorescence spike-like, exserted; plant ± sticky-glandular ..... var. viscida


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