Oro Lake Regional Park
Note the calyx and corolla were removed from this flower to expose the stamens. The stamens are diadelphous, meaning they are divided into two groups. In this case, nine stamens are connate along their filaments forming a stamen bundle while the tenth stamen is distinct. The pistil is enclosed within the stamen bundle and is not visible in this photo.
Crassicarpus: Answers to key questions in Budd's Flora and Flora of Alberta leading to this species. Note the answers regarding the plant habit are confusing and contradictory. Those from Budd's Flora are labeled (BF) and those from Flora of Alberta are labeled (FOA).
Astragalus: Answers to key questions in Budd's Flora and Flora of Alberta leading to this genus.
Leguminosae: Answers to key questions in Budd's Flora leading to this family.