|The Pine Thermopsis is a member of
the Pea Family.
plant grows to 3 feet in height and has bright green, elliptical
leaves to 4 inches in length which grow in groups of three. It typically
grows in meadows and clearings in pine forests at elevations between
6000 and 9500 feet.
The Pine Thermopsis is also known
as the Golden Pea.
The Pine Thermopsis blooms between April and July and
produces bright yellow, pea-like flowers to 1 inch in length which grow
in erect clusters at the end of the stem. Flowers are followed by a
long, slender pod to 3 inches in length.