Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Oxytropis lambertii Pursh
By var., see Allred
Oxytropis lambertii is a velvety acaulescent or nearly acaulescent herb which grows on
canyon bottoms and dry streambanks. It is also found on roadsides and disturbed areas, mostly
at lower to middle elevations. The inflorescence is purple and elongate. The fruit is a legume or pod which opens from the top down a seam. The seeds are asymmetrical.
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Oxytropis lambertii, photo Russ Kleinman & Karen Blisard, Burro Mtns., Rte. 828, May 28, 2007
Oxytropis lambertii, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Deadman Cyn., Oct. 6, 2008
Oxytropis lambertii, 1x macro of empty pod, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Saddlerock Cyn., Dec. 31, 2008
Oxytropis lambertii, 2x macro of seeds, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Saddlerock Cyn., Dec. 31, 2008
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