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Yellow or Orange Flowers ( Pea-like Flowers )
Pea Family (Leguminosae)

Early Yellow Locoweed
Oxytropis sericea

Season: Spring
Habitat:
 Montane on both sides of Continental Divide
Height:
 10-40 cm

Description: This plant almost defines spring in the montane. It has a basal clump of compound leaves, each containing up to 31 smooth-margined leaflets. An erect, slightly hairy stem terminates in a tight cluster of yellow, pea-like flowers. Poisonous to cattle, the term locoweed refers to the effects of this plants poisons on unwitting cows.

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All Material Ward Cameron 2005

 

 

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