OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata   FAMILY Fabaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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

INCLUDED WITHIN Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-05-005:
Cassia fasciculata   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDING Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Cassia fasciculata var. fasciculata

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Chamaecrista fasciculata

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Chamaecrista robusta

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Partridge-pea, Showy Partridge Pea


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JK Marlow    jkm120623_145

June    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Sepals lanceolate, 9-12mm long, acute. Pedicels 1-2cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata, Common Partridge-pea, Showy Partridge Pea

JK Marlow    jkm120623_149

June    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Legume oblong, flat, hairy or smooth, at maturity splitting, springing open, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata, Common Partridge-pea, Showy Partridge Pea

JK Marlow    jkm120623_152

June    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

5-18 pr of light-sensitive, linear-oblong leaflets [per leaf], per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE pinnately compound leaves of forbs

image of Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata, Common Partridge-pea, Showy Partridge Pea

Keith Bradley    kab_c_fasciculata_12757

June    Collier County    FL

Big Cypress National Preserve

image of Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata, Common Partridge-pea, Showy Partridge Pea

JK Marlow    jkm0408f_32

August    Greenville County    SC

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

Short racemes of 1-6 flowers arise from the upper leaf axils, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata, Common Partridge-pea, Showy Partridge Pea

JK Marlow    jkm140822_900902b

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

A sessile, saucer-shaped gland near the middle of the petiole, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE petiolar glands of Chamaecrista

image of Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata, Common Partridge-pea, Showy Partridge Pea

JK Marlow    jkm190810_0632

August    Greenville County    SC

image of Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata, Common Partridge-pea, Showy Partridge Pea

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_fasciculata

August        

Flowers not pea-like: 5 petals, 4 with a reddish mark at the base, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata, Common Partridge-pea, Showy Partridge Pea

JK Marlow    jkm120910_542

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata, Common Partridge-pea, Showy Partridge Pea

Steve Marlow    snm097109_16

September    Greenville County    SC

Petals almost equal, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata, Common Partridge-pea, Showy Partridge Pea

JK Marlow    jkm0311g_29

November    Chester County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

Dehiscent legumes, smooth to densely hairy, up to 3" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata, Common Partridge-pea, Showy Partridge Pea

Tim Spira    tps_cfasciculata

Month Unknown        

5-18 pr of linear-oblong leaflets, light-sensitive, folding at night, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata   FAMILY Fabaceae

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

INCLUDED WITHIN Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-05-005:
Cassia fasciculata   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDING Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Cassia fasciculata var. fasciculata

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Chamaecrista fasciculata

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Chamaecrista robusta

 

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281

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common

Habitat: Fields, disturbed areas, fencerows, and a wide range of other habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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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

 

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