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Yellow or Orange Flowers ( Pea-like Flowers )
Pea Family (Leguminosae)

Buffalo Bean/False Lupine
Thermopsis rhombifolia

Season: Spring
Habitat:
 Eastern Slope Montane
Height:
 10-40 cm

Description: This bright yellow member of the pea family resembles a yellow lupine. A perennial, it grows from branching rootstalks. The compound leaves are arranged in an alternate manner along the stem. Each leaf is divided into three leaflets. The bright flowers are clearly pea-like, and arranged in a cluster at the tips of the stem. The hairy seed pods are brown in colour and poisonous.

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All Material Ward Cameron 2005

 

 

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