South Dakota Native Plant Research
Oxytropis lambertii

Scientific Name

Oxytropis lambertii


Download Seed: The smooth dark seeds of purple locoweed are around 2 mm long. (57 KB)

Download Seedling: Seedling of purple locoweed growing in research greenhouse at SDSU. (58 KB)

Download Vegetative: Leaves are made up of 7-19 leaflets. (114 KB)

Download Flowering: Flowers are spreading to erect. (69 KB)

Download Fruiting: The pods are 8-25 cm long. (62 KB)

Download research garden: Seedling of purple locoweed after one seasons growth. (106 KB)

Family Name


Common Name

Purple locoweed

Horticulture Notes

Seed Collection: Collect seed in June-August
Germination: Scarification
Vegetative Propagation:
Soils: Welld drained
Light: Full sun
Water: Dry

Oxytropis lambertii