OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Chamaecrista nictitans var. nictitans   FAMILY Fabaceae   Go to FSUS key


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Chamaecrista nictitans var. nictitans

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-05-006:
Cassia nictitans   FAMILY Fabaceae

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

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

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

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

 

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


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image of Chamaecrista nictitans var. nictitans, Sensitive Partridge-pea, Common Sensitive-plant

JK Marlow    jkm220722_9286

July    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

image of Chamaecrista nictitans var. nictitans, Sensitive Partridge-pea, Common Sensitive-plant

JK Marlow    jkm100821_454

August    Greenville County    SC

Flowers about 1/4" across. Lowermost petal about 2x as long as others, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Chamaecrista nictitans var. nictitans, Sensitive Partridge-pea, Common Sensitive-plant

JK Marlow    jkm140814_519

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Leaves with a slender-stalked umbrella-shaped gland just below lowest leaflets, 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 nictitans var. nictitans, Sensitive Partridge-pea, Common Sensitive-plant

JK Marlow    jkm180820_3900

August    Greenville County    SC

image of Chamaecrista nictitans var. nictitans, Sensitive Partridge-pea, Common Sensitive-plant

Roxanna Martin    rlm82810_320

August    Spartanburg County    SC

Petals very unequal, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Chamaecrista nictitans var. nictitans, Sensitive Partridge-pea, Common Sensitive-plant

Roxanna Martin    rlm82910_70

August    Spartanburg County    SC

7-20 pr of light-and-touch-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 nictitans var. nictitans, Sensitive Partridge-pea, Common Sensitive-plant

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_nictitans_4

August        

image of Chamaecrista nictitans var. nictitans, Sensitive Partridge-pea, Common Sensitive-plant

JK Marlow    jkm0309d_27

September    Greenville County    SC

Flowers axillary, solitary or 2-3 borne in a tight raceme, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Chamaecrista nictitans var. nictitans, Sensitive Partridge-pea, Common Sensitive-plant

JK Marlow    jkm180904_4543

September    Greenville County    SC

image of Chamaecrista nictitans var. nictitans, Sensitive Partridge-pea, Common Sensitive-plant

Roxanna Martin    rlm91810_16

September    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Chamaecrista nictitans var. nictitans, Sensitive Partridge-pea, Common Sensitive-plant

Roxanna Martin    rlm9410_299

September    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Chamaecrista nictitans var. nictitans, Sensitive Partridge-pea, Common Sensitive-plant

Roxanna Martin    rlm9410_309

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Sepals lanceolate, 3-4mm long, acuminate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Chamaecrista nictitans var. nictitans, Sensitive Partridge-pea, Common Sensitive-plant

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_nictitans

September        

image of Chamaecrista nictitans var. nictitans, Sensitive Partridge-pea, Common Sensitive-plant

JK Marlow    jkm0310d_21

October    Greenville County    SC

Dehiscent legumes, densely short-hairy, up to 2" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Chamaecrista nictitans var. nictitans, Sensitive Partridge-pea, Common Sensitive-plant

JK Marlow    s021015_c

October    Greenville County    SC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Chamaecrista nictitans var. nictitans   FAMILY Fabaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Chamaecrista nictitans var. nictitans

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-05-006:
Cassia nictitans   FAMILY Fabaceae

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

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

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

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

 

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283

Subshrub; Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common

Habitat: forests, woodlands, disturbed areas, pine savannas, and a wide variety of other habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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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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