Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Thermopsis villosa (Walter) Fernald & Schubert. Aaron's-rod, Blue Ridge Golden-banner. Phen: May-Jun; Jul-Sep. Hab: Floodplains, mesic disturbed areas, woodland edges, roadbanks. Dist: A Southern Blue Ridge endemic: w. NC and e. TN to n. GA, and escaped from cultivation more widely, as in w. VA, s. MD, c. TN, and WV representing escapes from cultivation.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = C, K1, K3, K4, NE, NY, RAB, SE3, Tn, W, Chen, Mendenhall, & Turner (1994), Isely (1981), Isely (1998); = Thermopsis caroliniana – S

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image of plant© Richard & Teresa Ware | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Thermopsis villosa, Lake Winfield Scott area, Chattahoochee National Forest, Union County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷