Carolina Bush Pea Picture

Carolina Bush Pea
Thermopsis villosa
Fabaceae

Yellow Swish

Outstanding spikes of large deep yellow flowers on foot long racemes from May-June followed by narrow hairy seed pods, clump forming, blue-green foliage, host plant for Wild Indigo Duskywing Butterfly caterpillars (Erynnis baptisiae), good cut flower, rich soil.

Dry To Moist
Full Sun
4-5' tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-10a
Perennial

Other names: Carolina Lupine, Aaron's Rod (formerly Thermopsis caroliniana)

Native Range: s. ME sporadically south to the mountains of GA & n. AL

Carolina Bush Pea 3.5 inch pot $8.75
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