Mason Farm Biological Preserve, Orange Co., NC
The little yellow flower is actually a partridge pea. The interesting thing about the partridge pea is that the nectar is in a gland at the base of the laf stalk. Dove love the seeds that are produced.
Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange Co., NC
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.