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Habit: Perennial herb, unarmed, generally hairy, rhizomed. Stem: erect; lower nodes leafless. Leaf: palmately compound; lower stipules clasping stem, scarious, others not clasping stem, green; leaflets 3, widely ovate to oblanceolate. Inflorescence: raceme, terminal; bracts like stipules, +- persistent. Flower: calyx lobes 5, upper 2 +- fused; corolla yellow; stamens 10, free. Fruit: erect or spreading, slowly dehiscent, oblong, flat; base stalk-like base present; margin often wavy. Seed: 3--10.
Species In Genus: +- 20 species: temperate North America, central and eastern Asia. Etymology: (Greek: like a lupine)
eFlora Treatment Author: Dieter H. Wilken
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to ThermopsisPrevious taxon: Sphaerophysa salsula
Next taxon: Thermopsis californica
Citation for this treatment: Dieter H. Wilken 2016. Thermopsis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=10382, accessed on December 11, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 11, 2016.