Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1508

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare, endemic to the lower elevations & periphery of the Southern Appalachians

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

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Palmately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer
Legume

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Thermopsis mollis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-10-002:
Thermopsis mollis   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Golden-banner, Bush Pea