Unknown Leguminosae

Submitted by Toole on

Howdy all

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 .


Cheers Dave.


Submitted by Lori S. on Tue, 11/20/2012 - 19:18

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)?

Submitted by Toole on Wed, 11/21/2012 - 00:52

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.... :)

Cheers Dave.

Submitted by Toole on Fri, 11/23/2012 - 01:28

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.

Cheers Dave.