purple locoweed


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Related to purple locoweed: Oxytropis lambertii
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Noun1.purple locoweed - tufted locoweed of southwestern United States having purple or pink to white flowerspurple locoweed - tufted locoweed of southwestern United States having purple or pink to white flowers
crazy weed, crazyweed, locoweed - any of several leguminous plants of western North America causing locoism in livestock
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We focused on six native species that were abundant and had floral morphologies (flower shapes) that varied from legumes with hidden nectaries and anthers (purple locoweed [Oxytropis lambertii] and American vetch [Vicia americana]), to species with dish-shaped flowers and obvious pollen and nectar (prairie flax [Linum lewisii], yellow sundrops [Calylophus serrulatus], and scarlet globemallow [Sphaeralcea coccinea]), to the bell-shaped flowers of blue bellflower (Campanula rotundifolia).