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Partridge Pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata)

Small snapdragon-like flowers and delicate fine-textured leaves adorn this plant. The seed pods curl as they dry, shooting seed quite a distance as the pods ultimatly explode, giving life to the next generation of this native annual.  A common plant from the pea family that is native to Illinois mesic prairies.


  • Acronym: CHAFAS
  • Life-Cycle: Annual
  • Bloom Color: Yellow
  • Bloom Time: July - October
  • Typical Height: "24"
  • Light Preference: Full Sun
  • Soil Preference: Mesic
  • Root Structure: Taproot
  • Stratification: Scarify, Cold & Moist for 10 Days
  • Seeds per Ounce: 2,700*
  • IL County Ecotypes we Grow**
    1. DeKalb County


Other scientific names used for this species:

  • Cassia fasciculata


Other common names used for this species:

  • None


*Approximate, actual number of seeds may vary slightly by seed lot. 

**We have listed the County ecotypes that we grow for this species, this ecotype may or may not be available at the time of your order. If you prefer one of the ecotypes over another please type it into the "Additional Info Section" and we'll provide that ecotype if it's available, if it is not available we will provide one of the other ecotypes listed.

Chamaecrista fasciculata - Per Ounce

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