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 nictitans var. nictitans   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Chamaecrista nictitans ssp. nictitans var. nictitans   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-05-006:
Cassia nictitans   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sensitive Partridge-pea, Common Sensitive-plant


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Look for it in forests, woodlands, disturbed areas, pine savannas, and a wide variety of other habitats, per Weakley's Flora

Subshrub; Forb
Annual

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

Common

 

LEAVES:
Even-pinnately compound: (14)20-36(44) leaflets
Mostly alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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Chamaecrista nictitans var. nictitans   FAMILY Fabaceae

Sensitive Partridge-pea, Common Sensitive-plant