Thermopsis mollis (Michaux) M.A. Curtis. Phen: Apr-May; Jun-Aug. Hab: Dry slopes and ridges. Dist: Centered in the Southern Appalachians, but mostly in the Piedmont and lower elevation periphery of the mountains, ranging from sc. VA south through w. and c. NC and e. TN to nw. SC, n. GA, and ne. AL.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Syn: = C, F, G, K1, K3, K4, RAB, Tn, Va, W, Chen, Mendenhall, & Turner (1994); = Thermopsis mollis var. mollis – SE3, Isely (1981), Isely (1998); > Thermopsis hugeri – S; > Thermopsis mollis – S