Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1509

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare, endemic to the southern Blue Ridge (elsewhere escaped from cultivation)

Look for it in floodplains, mesic disturbed areas, woodland edges, roadbanks. It is generally found in disturbed sites, its natural habitat somewhat of a mystery, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable

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

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Thermopsis villosa   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-10-001:
Thermopsis villosa   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Aaron's Rod, Blue Ridge Golden-banner, Hairy Bush Pea