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Thermopsis mollis (Allegheny mountain goldenbanner)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Thermopsis mollis

Thermopsis mollis (Michx.) M.A. Curtis ex A. Gray

Allegheny Mountain goldenbanner

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Thermopsis hugeri

USDA Symbol: THMO2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Finely hairy stems with showy, yellow pea flowers in terminal racemes.

Because they are so attractive, plants of this genus are frequently cultivated. There are 20 species of Thermopsis in the United States and Asia.


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: May , Jun


USA: AL , GA , NC , SC , TN , VA
Native Distribution: Virginia and Tennessee south to Georgia and Alabama.
Native Habitat: Dry woods, ridges, and mountain woods.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Thermopsis mollis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Thermopsis mollis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Thermopsis mollis


Record Last Modified: 2013-12-16
Research By: TWC Staff

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