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.
Common in disturbed open areas.
Yellow flower, peapod seedpod, ferny leaves
Fabaceae family: Chamaecrista fasciculata
Observed on University of Florida Natural Area Teaching Lab upland pine nature trail behind Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL
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.