Thermopsis mollis

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Thermopsis mollis

Vulnerable (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Genus: Thermopsis
Species: T. mollis
Binomial name
Thermopsis mollis
(Michx.) M.A.Curtis ex A.Gray

Thermopsis mollis is a species of flowering plant in the legume family known by the common names Allegheny Mountain goldenbanner,[1] soft bush pea, and soft-haired thermopsis. It is native to the southeastern United States from southern Virginia to northern Georgia.[2]

This plant is a rhizomatous perennial herb with erect, branching stems growing up to 1.5 meters tall. The inflorescence is a raceme at the top of the stem. The fruit is a legume pod up to 7 centimeters long. The plant reproduces by seed and by sprouting from its woody rhizome.[2]

This plant grows in the Appalachian Mountains and the Piedmont uplands.[2]


  1. ^ "Thermopsis mollis". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c Carey, Jennifer H. 1994. Thermopsis mollis. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory.

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