Oxytropis campestris (L.) DC.
Field locoweed, Northern field oxytrope, Northern yellow locoweed
Fabaceae (Pea Family)
USDA Symbol: oxca4
A tufted plant with basal, pinnately compound leaves up to 12 in. long, each with up to 30 silky-haired leaflets. Flower stalks rise 12 in. and bear many flowers in a dense spike. The flowers are yellow or occasionally white, and are sometimes tinged with purple.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: AK , CO , ID , ME , MN , MT , ND , OR , SD , UT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: NB , NS , SK
Native Distribution: N. AK to Lab., s. in the western mts. & the Black Hills
Native Habitat: Dry, sandy or gravelly places
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Sands & gravels.
Conditions Comments: Associated with rhizobial bacteria. Soil inoculants are available at many native plant nurseries.
PropagationDescription: Propagate by seed por division. Sow seeds in desired permanent location. Stem cutting are difficult to root.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Germination is greatly enhanced by scarification.
Commercially Avail: yes
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Oxytropis campestris in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Oxytropis campestris in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Oxytropis campestris
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff