Oxytropis campestris
Family: Fabaceae
Cold Mountain crazyweed, Fassett's locoweed, northern yellow locoweed
Oxytropis campestris image
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)