Local name Partridge pea. Family = Fabaceae. Common legume through the DW Metroplex, in meadows and wet areas.
Taken during the Illinois Native Plant Society 2014 Annual Meeting - Field Trip: Braidwood Dunes and Savanna / Hitt’s Siding/Wilmington Shrub Prairie
Native prairie legume, good bloomer in the heat of the summer, good food source for dove, quail, turkey and numerous song birds.
Partridge Pea. Fabaceae. Common near big wetland. Fewer since wetland has dried up.
Growing in borrowed greenhouse space at LAERF.
Common close to edge of water.
Marion Sansom Park.
Collected with good friend, Richard Smart. Hello... RICHARD!
Uncommon by trail.
Mariom Sansom Park.
Chamaecrista fasciculata (Partridge Pea) is a species of legume native to most of the eastern United States. It is an annual which grows to approximately 0.5 meters tall. It has bright yellow flowers from early summer until first frost, with flowers through the entire flowering season if rainfall is sufficient.