OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Thermopsis mollis   FAMILY Fabaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Thermopsis mollis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Thermopsis mollis var. mollis

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-10-002:
Thermopsis mollis   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Thermopsis hugeri

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Thermopsis mollis

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Golden-banner, Allegheny Mountain Golden-banner, Bush Pea


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JK Marlow    jkm090425_061

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm090425_061b

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm090425_068b

April    Pickens County    

Nine Times Preserve

Calyx pubescent, the lobes 2-2.5mm long, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm090425_076

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm220419_6972

April    Pickens County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm220421_7097

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

Pedicels shorter than the bracts, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm220421_7099

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm220421_7100

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve


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JK Marlow    jkm220421_7101

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

Leaves have narrow stipules that do not clasp the stem, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Thermopsis mollis, Appalachian Golden-banner, Allegheny Mountain Golden-banner, Bush Pea

JK Marlow    jkm220421_7103

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm220421_7107

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmtmollis_poecr

April    Pickens County    SC

Poe Creek State Forest

image of Thermopsis mollis, Appalachian Golden-banner, Allegheny Mountain Golden-banner, Bush Pea

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmtmollis_0

April-May?        

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmtmollis_2

April-May?        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Thermopsis mollis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Thermopsis mollis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Thermopsis mollis var. mollis

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-10-002:
Thermopsis mollis   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Thermopsis hugeri

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Thermopsis mollis

 

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1508

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

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

Habitat: Dry slopes and ridges, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Palmately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate
Margins entire
Stipules are narrow and do not clasp the stem.
No stipels

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

Inflorescence a terminal raceme

FRUIT:
Summer
Legume

 

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