Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-05-005:
Cassia fasciculata   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Partridge-pea, Showy Partridge Pea


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Look for it in fields, disturbed areas, fencerows, & a wide range of other habitats, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

 

full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Even-pinnately compound: 12-36 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
10 stamens, of varying lengths
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata   FAMILY Fabaceae

Common Partridge-pea, Showy Partridge Pea