Hedysarum occidentale Greene
Western Sweet-vetch, Western Sweetvetch
Fabaceae (Pea Family)
USDA Symbol: HEOC
Bunched stems with papery brown sheaths at base, pinnately compound leaves, and deep pink or pinkish-purple spires of nodding pea flowers in dense racemes.
In the West only four species of Hedysarum represent this northern genus of about 100 species.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: CO , ID , MT , UT , WA , WY
Native Distribution: Washington east to Montana and south to Colorado.
Native Habitat: Meadows and open forests at high elevations.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Hedysarum occidentale in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hedysarum occidentale in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hedysarum occidentale
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff