I was given this plant earlier in the year --name on the label says Oxytropis sps.
I have a suspicion that in better light the flowering stem would be a lot shorter.
An ID would be appreciated .
I won't pretend to have any idea what it is, but it seems sort of distinctive in having leafy bracts immediately under the inflorescence, and a very compact inflorescence. Have all of the blooms been like that (assuming it has bloomed before or on multiple stems)?
Thank's a lot for your comments Lori .
First blooming for me on this single stem.
In the meantime i'll keep trawling through my reference material in the hope i luck it.... :)
Possibly a form of the highly variable Anthyllis vulneraria, of which there are dozens of named subspecies, not all are recognized. Looks like some photos I see on a Google search, such as this one on Wrightman Alpines site:
Yes, it could be an Anthyllis. I know it is very variable. Although it is native here they never look like this one but take a look here:
Here is one example
From this site:
Thanks Mark and Trond
Yes it could be an Anthyllis.Thanks
Here's my mystery plant again as well a a common Anthyllis currently flowering here for comparison.
They both have leafy bracts immediately under the compact inflorescence and as well as an entire leaf growing only from one side of the flowering stem.