Regularity: Regularly occurring
Global Range: Colorado, New Mexico, Montana, and Wyoming, USA (Kartesz, 1999).
Catalog Number: US 368981
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): C. F. Baker
Year Collected: 1899
Locality: Los Pinos, Colorado, United States, North America
Comments: According to Rydberg (1906), "in valleys and on foot-hills".
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: N4 - Apparently Secure
NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure
Reasons: Reported from four Rocky Mountain states; has a large elevation range (5000-11000 ft), and a generalist habitat (Rydberg, 1906), but apparantly rare in Wyoming and probably rare in Montana.
Names and Taxonomy
Comments: Recognized as a species in Kartesz, 1999 Synthesis; has also been treated at the varietal level as Thermopsis rhombifolia var. divaricarpa.
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