Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 12363 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Oxytropis lambertii Pursh
Infraspecific    var. bigelovii A. Gray
Common name   purple locoweed
B. Koblitz   699  
Coll. Date 21 May 2001 
United States
Larimer County
Locality ca 1.5 miles along Greyrock trail from trailhead, ca 7 miles west on Colorado Highway 14 from Ted's Place, ca 9 miles north of Ft. Collins.
     Elev.: 6440 ft. (1963 m.)
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 40° 42'  N, 105° 18'  W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Oxytropis lambertii var. bigelovii Gray

     Oxytropis lambertii ssp. bigelovii (Gray) W.A. Weber
     Oxytropis patens (Rydb.) A. Nels.

Common Name(s): purple locoweed.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=531515, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Fabales
                                Family: Fabaceae
                                    Genus: Oxytropis
                                        Species: Oxytropis lambertii
                                            Variety: Oxytropis lambertii var. bigelovii


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 12363s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02362s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08501s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09189s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09616s2.jpg 
specimen image: 13478s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
12447 Apocynum androsaemifolium  var. androsaemifolium   "spreading dogbane" same section
12383 Erigeron formosissimus  var. viscidus   "sticky beautiful fleabane" same section
12446 Glycyrrhiza lepidota      "American licorice" same section
12364 Nassella viridula      "green needlegrass" 1.7 mi. E
12360 Setaria viridis      "green bristle grass" 1.7 mi. E


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Greyrock Trail (Trail) Larimer County, CO 1172 ft. E 6244  Poudre Park 
Langston Pit (Mine) Larimer County, CO 0.8 mi. SE 5712  Poudre Park 
Greyrock Meadow (Flat) Larimer County, CO 0.9 mi. N 6710  Poudre Park 
Hewlett Gulch (Valley) Larimer County, CO 0.9 mi. SW   Poudre Park 
Gordon Creek (Stream) Larimer County, CO 0.9 mi. S   Haystack Gulch 
Spaulding Mine (Mine) Larimer County, CO 0.8 mi. W 5922  Poudre Park 
Poudre Park (Populated Place) Larimer County, CO 1 mi. S 5673  Poudre Park 
Hill Gulch (Valley) Larimer County, CO 1 mi. S   Poudre Park 
Falls Gulch (Valley) Larimer County, CO 1 mi. SW   Poudre Park 
Green Rock Mine (Mine) Larimer County, CO 1 mi. NW 6044  Poudre Park 
Greyrock Trailhead (Locale) Larimer County, CO 0.9 mi. SE 5551  Poudre Park 
Greyrock Mountain (Summit) Larimer County, CO 1.1 mi. N 7448  Poudre Park 
Watha Gulch (Valley) Larimer County, CO 1.3 mi. S   Poudre Park 
Poudre Rest Area (Locale) Larimer County, CO 1.3 mi. SW 5712  Poudre Park 
Vona Mae Mine (Mine) Larimer County, CO 1.3 mi. E 6362  Poudre Park 
Wintersteen Trail (Trail) Larimer County, CO 1.5 mi. NE 6890  Poudre Park 
Poudre Park Picnic Area (Locale) Larimer County, CO 1.5 mi. SW 5719  Poudre Park 
Brinkhoff Mine (Mine) Larimer County, CO 1.8 mi. NE 6949  Poudre Park 
Diamond Rock Picnic Area (Locale) Larimer County, CO 1.8 mi. SW 6841  Poudre Park 
Boyd Gulch (Valley) Larimer County, CO 1.9 mi. E   Poudre Park 


Taxon Links for species Oxytropis lambertii  Pursh

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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