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Showy blue, purple or yellow flowers on robust erect plants. Poisonous to grazing livestock.
Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:
Well drained sandy soil
Herbaceous Plant, Perennial
Native to western North America
Western state native:
Palmate leaves divided into 7 to 11 leaflets up to 7 cm long. Herbage is coated in white wooly fibers and stiff hairs.
Predominant flower color:
Dense racemes of many flowers, each around 1 cm long. The flower is blue or purple in color with a yellow or brownish patch on the banner.
Fall Color Description:
Winter Interest Description:
Grassy slopes and sagebrush flats
Used by Wildlife:
Long Term Care:
No serious pests
No serious diseases
Dislikes clay or acid soils
OSU Landscape Profile:
LBJ Native Plant Database:
Missouri Botanical Garden Database:
Alternate Source 1:
Alternate Source 2:
George & Vickie Minor
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