Zones: 4 to 9
Size: 3 to 5' tall and 2 to 3' wide
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Clumping upright perennial. Terminal spikes of yellow flowers in late spring and early summer. Compound gray-green leaves. Seed pods are hairy.
Published in Rhodora 50: 201 in 1948.
Basionym Sophora villosa Walter.
Synonym Thermopsis caroliniana M.A.Curtis.
Native to Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina.
I purchased a 1-gallon plant at Goodness Grows in April 2014 and planted it in the Blue Bird Perennials garden. It slowly declined, although it did bloom. In May 2014 I potted it up and put it in the conservatory to try and save it.