Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1507

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare, endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Look for it on dry slopes and ridges, per Weakley's Flora

map
To see a detailed map, click here

 

...Dry

LEAVES:
Palmately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed campanulate persistent calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Thermopsis fraxinifolia   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Thermopsis fraxinifolia   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-10-003:
Thermopsis fraxinifolia   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Southeastern States (Cronquist 1980, Isely 1990)
Thermopsis mollis var. fraxinifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Ash-leaf Golden-banner


Click or hover over the thumbnails to see larger pictures.

image of Thermopsis fraxinifolia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_t_fraxinifolia_5b

May        

Pedicels as long or longer than the bracts. Calyx glabrous, per Weakley's Flora.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE Aaron's Rod and Golden-banner

image of Thermopsis fraxinifolia

JK Marlow    jkm070611_033

June    Transylvania County    NC

Roadside

Up to three feet tall, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Thermopsis fraxinifolia

JK Marlow    jkm070611_045

June    Transylvania County    NC

Roadside

Legumes flattened, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Thermopsis fraxinifolia

JK Marlow    jkm070611_051

June    Transylvania County    NC

Roadside

Legumes spreading or at least not strictly erect, on a short stalk, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Thermopsis fraxinifolia

JK Marlow    jkm070611_053

June    Transylvania County    NC

Roadside

image of Thermopsis fraxinifolia

JK Marlow    jkm150621_351

June    Jackson County    NC

Foothills Trail

image of Thermopsis fraxinifolia

JK Marlow    jkm150621_352

June    Jackson County    NC

Foothills Trail

image of Thermopsis fraxinifolia

JK Marlow    jkm150621_361

June    Jackson County    NC

Foothills Trail

Leaves have narrow stipules that do not clasp the stem, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Thermopsis fraxinifolia

Steve Marlow    snm140627_016

June    Transylvania County    NC

Foothills Trail

image of Thermopsis fraxinifolia

Steve Marlow    snm140627_018

June    Transylvania County    NC

Foothills Trail

Standard orbicular or nearly so, shorter than wing and keel petals, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Thermopsis fraxinifolia

Steve Marlow    snm140627_019

June    Transylvania County    NC

Foothills Trail

image of Thermopsis fraxinifolia

Steve Marlow    snm140627_020

June    Transylvania County    NC

Foothills Trail