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Wednesday - September 16, 2009

From: Philadlephia, PA
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Plant Identification
Title: Thermopsis caroliniana not in database from Philadelphia
Answered by: Barbara Medford

QUESTION:

Thermopsis caroliniana is not in your plant database. What is the reason for that? Thanks!

ANSWER:

Thermopsis caroliniana is a synonym for Thermopsis villosa (Aaron's rod) and you can find it in our database. Botanists, in their infinite wisdom, are forever changing names of plants, moving plants to a different genus, and giving new names to old plants. 

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Thermopsis villosa

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