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Partridge Pea

Chamaecrista fasciculata

Description:

Legume species native to the Eastern U.S. Grows about 4 feet tall with feathery foliage. Yellow flowers begin in mid-July in Central Florida and continue for several months. followed by pea-like pods containing seeds. Host plant for sulphur butterfly caterpillars.

Habitat:

Disturbed open areas

Notes:

Grows prolifically from seed. From two plants last year, I now have about 20, but they are all in the same area where the original plants were and easy to remove, so this plant is easily controlled when necessary.

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florida33girl
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florida33girl

Tampa, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jul 19, 2011
Submitted on Jul 19, 2011

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