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Wildflowers - Prairie Goldenpea

Prairie Goldenpea - Thermopsis rhombifolia
Prairie Goldenpea, Prairie Thermopsis, Prairie Buckbean, Golden Bean, Yellow Bean, Yellow Pea, False Lupine - Thermopsis rhombifolia
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NPS Photo by John Tyers
 
Prairie Goldenpea flowers mostly in April and May but at higher elevations it flowers progressively later.

Did You Know?

fire on the prairie

Fire is an important factor in protecting the prairie. Historically, fires burned across the prairie every 4 to 7 years. Fires burn the small trees that would otherwise march across the prairie and turn the grasslands to forest.