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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Oxytropis||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Oxytropis deflexa (Pall.) DC. var. sericea Torr. & A. Gray
Habit: Plant green or gray. Stem: few to several. Leaf: basal and generally 1--3 cauline; stipules free to fused around petiole, 7--20 mm; leaflets 15--31, 3--20 mm, lanceolate to ovate, flat or folded. Inflorescence: spike-like, open; flowers 10--25, quickly reflexed; peduncle generally > 15 cm, often curved. Flower: corolla 5--10 mm, dull white to pale lilac or blue, +- >= calyx. Fruit: reflexed, 3--4.5 cm, elliptic or oblong, membranous or papery, incompletely 2-chambered; stalk-like base generally short. Chromosomes: 2n=16.
Ecology: Moist meadows, forest openings; Elevation: 2800--3200 m. Bioregional Distribution: W&I (White Mtns, Mono Co.); Distribution Outside California: to Alaska, Montana, Utah, northern New Mexico. Flowering Time: Jun--Aug
Synonyms: Oxytropis deflexa var. culminis Jeps.
eFlora Treatment Author: Martin F. Wojciechowski
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Oxytropis borealis var. viscida
Next taxon: Oxytropis oreophila var. oreophila
Citation for this treatment: Martin F. Wojciechowski 2016. Oxytropis deflexa var. sericea, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=62806, accessed on December 03, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 03, 2016.