Oxytropis campestris var. chartacea (Fassett) Barneby  
Family: Fabaceae
Cold Mountain crazyweed, Fassett's locoweed, northern yellow locoweed
[Oxytropis chartacea Fassett]
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Derek Anderson  
Etymology: Oxytropis: from oxus, "sharp," and tropis, "keel," in reference to the beaked flower petals
Plants: erect, fuzzy, perennial forb; taprooted
Leaves: pinnately-divided into an odd number (15-31) of lance-shaped leaflets
Flowers: purple, 5-parted, 1/3"-1/2" long; inflorescence a 1/2"-1" dense, long-stalked spike of stalkless flowers lengthening when in fruit
Fruits: stalkless, thin, papery, beaked pod
Habitat: sandy lakeshores
Conservation Status: Endangered (Federally Threatened)
Oxytropis campestris var. chartacea image
Steven A. LaValley  
Oxytropis campestris var. chartacea image
Steven Spickerman  
Oxytropis campestris var. chartacea image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Oxytropis campestris var. chartacea image
Emmet J. Judziewicz