- Common Name(s):
- Bush pea, Carolina lupine, False lupine, Thermopsis
- Perennials, Wildflowers
Native to the mountains of the Carolinas and Georgia, this is a clump-forming plant with tall spikes of yellow lupine-like flowers.
- Spring, summer
- 3-5 ft.
- Flower Color:
- Leaves are divided into three elliptic to top-shaped leaflets; large leafy stipules at the base of the leafstalk; woolly-hairy plant; much-branched
- 1 in. yellow sweet-pea-like flowers in crowded, long and narrow erect clusters; flattened seed pods
- Rich, well-drained soil; sun; found in dry open woods and along roadsides
- Life Cycle:
NCCES plant id: 2757