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  1. Oxytropis, genus Oxytropis(noun)

    large widely-distributed genus of evergreen shrubs or subshrubs having odd-pinnate leaves and racemose or spicate flowers each having a pea-like corolla with a clawed petal

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  1. Oxytropis

    Oxytropis is a genus of plants in the legume family. It is one of two genera of plants known as locoweeds, and are notorious for being toxic to grazing animals. The other locoweed genus is the closely related Astragalus. There are about 300 species, native to Eurasia and North America. Several species are native to the Arctic. These are hairy perennial plants which produce raceme inflorescences of pink, purple, white, or yellow flowers which are generally pea-like but have distinctive sharply beaked keels. The plant produces legume pods containing the seeds. Selected species: ⁕Oxytropis arctica – Arctic locoweed ⁕Oxytropis bella ⁕Oxytropis borealis – boreal locoweed ⁕Oxytropis campestris – field locoweed ⁕Oxytropis deflexa – nodding locoweed ⁕Oxytropis jacquinii ⁕Oxytropis kobukensis – Kobuk locoweed ⁕Oxytropis lambertii – purple locoweed ⁕Oxytropis monticola – yellow-flowered locoweed ⁕Oxytropis nitens ⁕Oxytropis oreophila – mountain oxytrope ⁕Oxytropis oxyphylla ⁕Oxytropis parryi – Parry's locoweed ⁕Oxytropis podocarpa – stalkpod locoweed ⁕Oxytropis prostrata ⁕Oxytropis pseudoglandulosa ⁕Oxytropis riparia – Oxus locoweed ⁕Oxytropis sericea – white locoweed ⁕Oxytropis strobilacea ⁕Oxytropis todomoshiriensis

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Oxytropis

    A plant genus of the family FABACEAE. Members contain SWAINSONINE.

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