Thermopsis montana

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Scientific Name Thermopsis montana USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Mountain Goldenbanner, Golden Banner ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Fabaceae (Pea) Wildflower Center
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane and subalpine. Dry or moist areas, shaded areas in woodlands, meadows, steambanks.
Plant: Erect, leafy perennial 16 to 32 inches tall with erect branching stems.
Leaves: Ternate (trifoliate) leaves on petioles 3/8 to 1-5/8 inches long; each leaflet 3/4 to 3-1/2 inches long, elliptic to lanceolate or oblanceolate with pointed tips.
Inflorescence: Yellow pea-like flowers in a dense raceme 2-3/8 to almost 10 inches long; 2 to 23 flowers each.
References: Descr. adapted from "A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains" by Carl Schreier, USDA Plant Guide, Mountain Goldenbanner, by Derek Tilley and
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