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*
- Seeds per Packet: 250*
Other scientific names used for this species:
- Cassia fasciculata
Other common names used for this species:
*Approximate, actual number of seeds may vary slightly by seed lot.