Monday, May 14, 2012

Early Yellow Field Locoweed

I haven't seen prairie wildflowers since the first burst of growth with the prairie crocus, moss phlox and leafy musineon, and so I was happy to discover clusters of fresh Early Yellow Locoweed along a rocky road.

This looks like what Jennings calls Field Locoweed, or Oxytropis campestris, with its pale yellow, pea-like flowers on leafless stalks, called locoweed because it's poisonous to many animals and causes blind staggers.


Prairie Wildflower: Early Yellow (Field) Locoweed.  
Location: North of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Photo Date: May 12, 2012. 


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