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Oxytropis oreophila

 
Common name locoweed
Family fabaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-7)
Flowers purple (spring)
Size 2-6"
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil
From seed scarify, germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Native to the southwestern US, where it grows at high elevations. Forms silvery clumps, covered in early spring by purple flowers. Supposedly the pods that follow are also interesting. Just seedlings for now. I'll be lucky to get flowering plants, because this species is reputedly difficult.

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, cold-stored through summer. Baggy 70F (100%G 2d after scarification)


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