Monographs Details: Thermopsis mollis var. mollis
Authority: Isely, Duane. 1981. Leguminosae of the United States. III. Subfamily Papilionoideae: tribes Sophoreae, Podalyrieae, Loteae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 25 (3): 1-264.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - S Virginia to n Georgia; Piedmont, somewhat extending into mountains. Rich shady slopes to dry woods and ridges. April-May.
Discussion:Podalyria mollis Michx. (1803); Baptisia mollis (Michx.) Nutt. (1818) quoad basionym; (Michx.)
DC. (1825); Thermopsis mollis (Michx.) Curtis ex Gray (1848).
Baptisia hugeri Small (1898); Thermopsis hugeri (Small) Small (1903).
Of the two varieties, Thermopsis mollis var mollis is often the more robust, is commonly puberulent and has short, heavy pedicels, usually 2-4 mm, that are well exceeded by the bracts. The calyx teeth are usually 2-2.5 mm, whereas they are commonly 1-1.5 mm in var fraxinifolia. Ovule number in the two varieties is about the same.
Distribution:United States of America North America