Thermopsis villosa a native to the coastal states of south eastern USA where it is found growing in forest clearings. The rhizomatous herbaceous growth shoots away in April flowering in terminal racemes. The flowers are typical pea shape bright yellow with orange anthers enclosed. The new growth is covered in fine white hairs, trifoliate leaves are held flat together as hands in prayer. The stem is covered in a white bloom. The youngest section of stem purple.
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