[The Flora of Denali National Park and Preserve: Wildflowers with 5 Petals]

The Pea Family in Denali National Park and Preserve


Viscid Oxytrope: Oxytropis viscida
Viscid Oxytrope: Oxytropis viscida

Prairie Milkvetch: Astragalus laxmannii var. robustior (Synonyms: Astagalus adsurgens, Astragalus adsurgens ssp. robustior, Astragalus adsurgens var. robustior, Astragalus striatus, Astragalus sulphurescens)

Standing Milkvetch: Astragalus laxmannii var. tananaicus (Synonyms: Astragalus adsurgens ssp. viciifolius, Astragalus adsurgens var. tananaicus)

Alpine Milkvetch, Alpine Milk-vetch, Mountain Locoweed: Astragalus alpinus var. alpinus (Synonyms: Astragalus alpinus ssp. alaskanus, Astragalus alpinus ssp. arcticus, Astragalus astragalinus, Atelophragma alpinum)

Indian Milkvetch, Southern Milk-vetch: Astragalus australis (Synonyms: Astragalus aboriginum, Astragalus aboriginum var. fastigiorum, Astragalus aboriginum var. glabriusculus, Astragalus aboriginum var. lepagei, Astragalus aboriginum var. richardsonii, Astragalus australis var. aboriginorum, Astragalus australis var. glabriusculus, Astragalus australis var. lepagei, Astragalus australis var. major, Astragalus australis var. muriei, Astragalus forwoodii, Astragalus forwoodii var. wallowensis, Astragalus glabriusculus var. major, Astragalus linearis, Astragalus richardsonii, Astragalus scrupulicola, Atelophragma aboriginorum)

Elegant Milkvetch, Elegant Milk-vetch: Astragalus eucosmus (Synonyms: Astragalus eucosmus ssp. sealei, Astragalus eucosmus var. facinorum, Astragalus parviflorus, Astragalus sealei, Atelophragma elegans, Microphacos parviflorus)

Nootka Milk Vetch, Nutzotin Milkvetch, Sickle Pod Milk-vetch: Astragalus nutzotinensis

Polar Milkvetch, Polar Milk-vetch: Astragalus polaris (Synonym: Astragalus ambylodon)

Harold's Milkvetch, Robbin's Milkvetch: Astragalus robbinsii (var. harringtonii or var. minor ?)

Hairy Arctic Milk Vetch, Tundra Milkvetch, Tundra Milk Vetch: Astragalus umbellatus (Synonym: Astragalus frigidus)

Alaska Carrot, Alpine Sweetvetch, Alpine Sweet-vetch, Indian Potato, Indian Sweet Potato, Sweet Broom: Hedysarum alpinum (Synonyms: Hedysarum alpinum ssp. americanum, Hedysarum alpinum var. alpinum, Hedysarum alpinum var. americanum, Hedysarum alpinum var. grandiflorum, Hedysarum alpinum var. philoscia, Hedysarum americanum, Hedysarum caucasicum, Hedysarum hedysaroides, Hedysarum philoscia, Hedysarum sibiricum, Hedysarum truncatum)

Bear Root, Northern Sweetvetch, Northern Sweet-vetch, Wild Sweet Pea: Hedysarum boreale ssp. mackenziei (Synonyms: Hedysarum boreale var. mackenziei, Hedysarum mackenziei) - Note that this species is poisonous to humans.

Arctic Lupine: Lupinus arcticus ssp. arcticus (Synonyms: Lupinus borealis, Lupinus donnellyensis, Lupinus gakonensis, Lupinus multicaulis, Lupinus multifolius, Lupinus nootkatensis var. kiellmannii, Lupinus polyphyllus ssp. arcticus, Lupinus relictus, Lupinus yukonensis)

Bigleaf Lupine, Large-leaf Lupine: Lupinus polyphyllus ssp. polyphyllus

Field Locoweed, Late Yellow Locoweed, Northern Oxytrope, Northern Yellow Locoweed, White Smallflower Pointloco, Yellow Oxytrope: Oxytropis campestris - Includes the following 3 varieties:

Jordal's Locoweed: Oxytropis campestris var. jordalii (Synonyms: Oxytropis campestris ssp. jordallii, Oxytropis jordalii)

Field Locoweed: Oxytropis campestris var. spicata (Synonyms: Oxytropis macounii, Oxytropis sericea ssp. spicata, Oxytropis sericea var. spicata, Oxytropis spicata)

Field Locoweed: Oxytropis campestris var. varians (Synonyms: Oxytropis campestris ssp. varians, Oxytropis hyperborea, Oxytropis tananensis, Oxytropis varians)

Nodding Locoweed: Oxytropis deflexa var. foliolosa (Synonyms: Oxytropis deflexa, Oxytropis deflexa ssp. foliolosa, Oxytropis deflexa var. capitata, Oxytropis foliolosa)

Huddelson's Locoweed: Oxytropis huddelsonii ?

Maydell's Oxytrope: Oxytropis maydelliana (Synonyms: Oxytropis campestris ssp. melanocephala, Oxytropis campestris var. glabrata, Oxytropis glabrata, Oxytropis maydelliana ssp. melanocephala)

Merten's Oxytrope: Oxytropois mertensiana

Blackish Oxytrope, Purple Oxytrope: Oxytropis nigrescens var. nigrescens (Synonyms: Oxytropis bryophila, Oxytropis glaberrima, Oxytropis gorodkovii, Oxytropis nigrescens ssp. bryophila, Oxytropis nigrescens ssp. pygmaea, Oxytropis pygmaea)

Scamman Oxytrope, Scamman's Oxytrope: Oxytropis scammaniana

Boreal Locoweed: Oxytropis borealis var. borealis (Synonyms: Oxytropis glutinosa, Oxytropis uralensis var. subsucculenta, Oxytropis viscida var. subsucculenta) - I am unsure whether this variety is found in the park. There are collections of Oxytropis borealis in the park but they haven't been broken down into varieties so far.

Viscid Oxytrope: Oxytropis borealis var. viscida (Synonym: Aragallus viscidulus, Aragallus viscidulus var. depressus, Oxytropis gaspensis, Oxytropis ixodes, Oxytropis leucantha var. depressus, Oxytropis leucantha var. gaspensis, Oxytropis leucantha var. magnifica, Oxytropis leucantha var. viscida, Oxytropis viscida)

Alsike Clover, Bastard Klee: Trifolium hybridum (Synonyms: Trifolium elegans, Trifolium hybridum ssp. elegans, Trifolium hybridum var. elegans, Trifolium hybridum var. pratense) - Introduced species. Collected near the park headquarters.

White Clover: Trifolium repens (Synonym: Trifolium repens var. atropurpureum) - Introduced species. Collected near the Denali Park train station.

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