Thermopsis californica

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Thermopsis californica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Genus: Thermopsis
Species: T. californica
Binomial name
Thermopsis californica

Thermopsis californica, known by the common name California goldenbanner,[1] is a species of flowering plant in the legume family.

The plant is endemic to California, from regions in San Diego County and Southern California, to Modoc County and northeastern California.

It was previously included within the species Thermopsis macrophylla.[2]


Varieties include:[3]

  • Thermopsis californica var. argentata — silvery false lupine; endemic to Northern California.[4]
  • Thermopsis californica var. californica — endemic to coastal California.[5]
  • Thermopsis californica var. semota — velvety false lupine; endemic to the Peninsular Ranges.[6]


  1. ^ "Thermopsis californica". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Chen, C. J. (1994). Taxonomy of Thermopsis (Fabaceae) in North America. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 81:4 714-42.
  3. ^ CalFlora
  4. ^ CalFlora Database: Thermopsis californica var. argentata
  5. ^ CalFlora Database: Thermopsis californica var. californica
  6. ^ CalFlora Database: Thermopsis californica var. semota

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