Thermopsis villosa - Aaron’s Rod, Carolina Bush Pea
A very beautiful and unique looking plant. The bloom will remind you of a Lupine and the foliage is similar to a Baptisia but much larger. Blooms in the late spring to early summer with yellow flowers atop 3-5 foot stems. Each plant will form into a large clump and spread by underground runners and by seed, so give it plenty of room. Will grow in varied conditions but dry to average soil and at least a half day of sun or more it will perform at its best. In the late summer and fall it has a seed pod that also is attractive.
Sun to Semi-shade, Average Dry Soil, Spring to Summer, 4-5’ Tall, Zones 3-8