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Picture of golden-bean
Thermopsis rhombifolia (Nutt.) Richardson


Plant Description:

  • A highly noticeable, prairie legume growing up to 50 cm high
  • Leaves in three's and are covered by soft gray hairs
  • Bright yellow flowers in loose spikes that bloom early in the season
  • Gives the milk an odd taste and smell if consumed by cows
  • Children can get very sick from eating the fruit
  • Found in ditches and on dry slopes
  • Found at Stop 2

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-Sourced from Budd's Flora of the Canadian Prairie Provinces, 1979 and
Plants of the Western Boreal Forest & Aspen Parkland, 1995.
Refer to references for full publication details.

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