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Thermopsis rhombifolia (Prairie thermopsis)
Hixson, John

Thermopsis rhombifolia

Thermopsis rhombifolia (Nutt. ex Pursh) Nutt. ex Richardson

Prairie Thermopsis, Prairie Goldenbean

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Thermopsis arenosa, Thermopsis rhombifolia var. annulocarpa, Thermopsis rhombifolia var. arenosa

USDA Symbol: thrh

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow


USA: CO , MT , ND , NE , NM , OK , SD , UT , WI , WY
Canada: AB , SK
Native Habitat: Savanna

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Sand


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

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National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2009-02-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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