|Scientific Name||Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata||USDA PLANTS Symbol||CHFAF|
|Common Name||Partridge Pea||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||566216|
|Family||Fabaceae (Pea)||Wildflower Center Ref.||Click Here|
Habitat: Dry, sandy areas.
Plant: Erect annual 1 to 5 feet tall, one to several branched woody stems.
Leaves: Alternate, compound, each up to 1-1/2 inches long with 8 to 15 pairs of small leaflets, 1/4 to 5/8 inch long with smooth to small-hairy edges and mucronate tips.
Inflorescence: Flowers in short racemes arising above leaf axils, each flower 1 to 1-1/2 inch across, with 5 yellow petals of unequal size, upper four petals with red spot near base, lower petal larger/broader; dark red stamens. Only one blooming at a time on each stem, withering by mid-day.
Bloom Period: June to October.
References:"Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi and "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason.
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