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Thermopsis macrophylla var. macrophylla

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Species Name: Thermopsis macrophylla var. macrophylla
Common Name: Golden Pea

Bright flowers resemble those of lupines. Garden care or dry areas.

Plant Family: Fabaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1-3'h x 1-3'w
Growth Habit: Shrub-like
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Sun or partial sun
Soil Preference: Clay or serpentine
Water Requirements: Semi-dry to Semi-moist
Cold Hardy to: To 6,000'
Flower Season: Spring and Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: List 1B / RED 3-1-3
Distribution: North west, central west, and northern part of south west California
Natural Habitat: Grasslands, chaparral, open woodlands

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