Oxytropis


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Oxytropis

a genus of plants in the legume family Fabaceae. Very closely related botanically to Astragalus spp. and with very similar characteristics as poison plants. Contain the indolizidine alkaloid swainsonine; causes excitability, paralysis, blindness. Includes O. besseyi, O. condensata, O. deflexa, O. glabra, O. glabra var. drakana, O. kansuenis, O. lambertii, O. ochrocephala, O. puberula, O. saximontana, O. sericea. Called also locoweeds.