Thermopsis rhombifolia

From - Plant Encyclopedia and Gardening wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
 Thermopsis rhombifolia subsp. var.
Thermopsis rhombifolia NPS.jpg
Habit: herbaceous
Height: to
Width: to
36in 24in
Height: warning.png"" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. to 36 in
Width: warning.png"" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. to 24 in
Lifespan: perennial
Poisonous: toxic if ingested
Bloom: early spring, mid spring, late spring, early summer, mid summer, late summer
Exposure: sun
Features: flowers
Hidden fields, interally pass variables to right place
Minimum Temp: °Fwarning.png"°F" is not a number.
USDA Zones: 4 to 9
Sunset Zones:
Flower features: orange, yellow
Fabaceae > Thermopsis rhombifolia var. ,

Thermopsis rhombifolia, also known as Golden Bean, Buffalo Bean, Wet Tooth, and Buffalo Flower, is a hardy perennial native to the North American plains.Template:Ref A member of the pea family, it grows in grassland, hillsides, and patchy woodland areas to a height of about 30 cm, and produces bright yellow golden flowers about a centimetre long. The flowers were commonly used by the natives as a source of yellow dye and were boiled in a tea as a cure for stomach ailments for people and horses. The plant has toxic properties if ingested; symptoms of poisoning include vomiting, dizziness, and abdominal pain.Template:Ref

This plant is a beautiful addition to an early spring garden, but can be invasive.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Thermopsis rhombifolia, Richards. Plant about 1 ft. high, branched: lfts. usually oval or obovate, 1/2 - 1 in. long: fls. in a compact spike: pod glabrous. June, July. Western states. B.B. 2:265. CH

The above text is from the Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture. It may be out of date, but still contains valuable and interesting information which can be incorporated into the remainder of the article. Click on "Collapse" in the header to hide this text.


Do you have cultivation info on this plant? Edit this section!


Do you have propagation info on this plant? Edit this section!

Pests and diseases

Do you have pest and disease info on this plant? Edit this section!



If you have a photo of this plant, please upload it! Plus, there may be other photos available for you to add.


External links

blog comments powered by Disqus
Personal tools
Bookmark and Share