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Wildflowers - Lambert Crazyweed

Lambert Crazyweed, Purple Locoweed - Oxytropis lambertii
Lambert Crazyweed, Purple Locoweed - Oxytropis lambertii
NPS Photo by Gail Cruse
 
Lambert Crazyweed is the most common crazyweed in the grasslands of the Northern Plains. This herb is toxic to all grazing animals if enough is eaten.

Did You Know?

fire on the prairie

Fire is an important factor in protecting the prairie. Historically, fires burned across the prairie every 4 to 7 years. Fires burn the small trees that would otherwise march across the prairie and turn the grasslands to forest.