It’s that time of year. The thermopsis (Thermopsis villosa, aka Blue Ridge Buckbean, Carolina lupine, Aaron’s Rod) are nearing the end of their bloom, and (hopefully) the pods will follow.
This is a thermopsis summer! This has been their most prolific year. I mulched a few with compost, hoping it will encourage them to set many seeds.
Previously, I posted a photo of the thermopsis just as the raceme is emerging from the apical meristem.
In the beginning…
The following photos were taken about five days later.