Oxytropis jacquinii   Mountain Milk-vetch

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At first I thought this might be Oxytropis halleri (Purple Oxytropis) but these were more blue/ mauve than the rich purple we see on the UK plants. This plant was also once known as Astragalus montanus and is found in the Jura mountains of France as well as the Alps. O. jacquinii is a plant only found in the hills and usually between 5,000 and 9,500 feet.

Oxytropis jacquinii

Oxytropis jacquinii Mountain Milk-vetch

Val de Fain, Engadine, Switzerland 6th July 2010

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Oxytropis jacquinii Mountain Milk-vetch

Val de Fain, Engadine, Switzerland 6th July 2010

Added on 5th February 2011, updated 21st September 2013

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