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Oxytropis borealis var. viscida

Synonym(s) Oxytropis viscida
Common name sticky crazyweed
Family fabaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers cream to purple (summer)
From seed scarify, germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Compact tuft of ferny compound leaves, with clusters of creamy white or purple flowers on upright stems. Grows from a persistent woody base. Native to the western United States, usually found at higher elevations in gravelly, well-drained locations.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '11/'12 exchange. Scarified with sandpaper, baggy 70F (88%G, 4-13d). Additional scarification beyond the initial treatment was required to get all viable seeds to germinate

Some sources say this needs cold treatment, but all oxytropis species I've tried will germinate at room temperature after scarification.

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