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Hedysarum boreale Nutt. ssp. boreale var. boreale
Utah sweetvetch

General Information
Symbol: HEBOB2
Group: Dicot
Family: Fabaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: CAN   N
L48   N
Other Common Names: northern sweetvetch
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   




Symbol Scientific Name
HEBOC Hedysarum boreale Nutt. var. cinerascens (Rydb.) Rollins
HEBOO2 Hedysarum boreale Nutt. var. obovatum Rollins
HEBOP Hedysarum boreale Nutt. var. pabulare (A. Nelson) Dorn
HEBOR Hedysarum boreale Nutt. var. rivulare (L.O. Williams) Northstrom
HEBOT Hedysarum boreale Nutt. var. typicum Rollins
HEBOU2 Hedysarum boreale Nutt. var. utahense (Rydb.) Rollins
HECI7 Hedysarum cinerascens Rydb.
HEMAF Hedysarum mackenziei Richardson var. fraseri B. Boivin
HEPA27 Hedysarum pabulare A. Nelson
HEPAR3 Hedysarum pabulare A. Nelson var. rivulare L.O. Williams
HEUT2 Hedysarum utahense Rydb.


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Fabales
Family Fabaceae ⁄ Leguminosae – Pea family
Genus Hedysarum L. – sweetvetch
Species Hedysarum boreale Nutt. – Utah sweetvetch
Subspecies Hedysarum boreale Nutt. ssp. boreale – Utah sweetvetch
Variety Hedysarum boreale Nutt. ssp. boreale var. boreale – Utah sweetvetch

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