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Stalkpod Locoweed
Oxytropis podocarpa

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Oxytropis (ok-SEE-troh-pus) (Info)
Species: podocarpa (pod-oh-KAR-puh) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 C (-50 F)

USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Dec 29, 2008, altagardener from Calgary, AB (Zone 3b) wrote:

Inflated Oxytrope
A common alpine in the eastern slope Rockies; the blue-purple flowers, followed by showy red inflated seedpods provide much colour on exposed ridges.
From Moss & Packer (Flora of Alberta, 1983 rev.): Habitat is "[e]xposed rocky ridges and turfy alpine hillsides"; range is northern BC south to Montana, Wyoming, Colorado; south Baffin Island south to northern Quebec and northern Labrador.