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Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata [= Cassia fasciculata]

Common Partridge-pea, Partridge Sensitive-pea

Scientific Name:

Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata [= Cassia fasciculata]

Genus:

Chamaecrista

Species Epithet:

fasciculata var. fasciculata

Common Name:

Common Partridge-pea, Partridge Sensitive-pea

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Annual (Herbs Only)

Plant Family

Fabaceae (Legume Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

June, July, August, September

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Fields, disturbed areas, fencerows, and a wide range of other habitats. Common throughout NC.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Annual (Herbs Only)

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Best planted in natural areas or wild meadows.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/species_account.php

https://nc.audubon.org/700

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/chamaecrista-fasciculata/

https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/chamaecrista/fasciculata/



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