May 16, 2009
Xanthoflora xanthoflora?
No, the plant namers are a little more creative than the idiots who named that blackbird. The hills are suddenly covered with Thermopsis rhombifolia! Although I at first thought the genus name might mean "hot-looking", it apparently means "lupine-like". The leaves have never struck me as being that square, but I guess they are probably squarer than other species of this plant.

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