Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata

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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.
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Description 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 10 pairs of small leaflets, 1/4 to 5/8 inch long.
Inflorescence: Flowers about 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.
References: Excerpts from "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi.
Texas Status
Native

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