This photo was taken in 1982.
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
Partridge Pea. Fabaceae. Common near big wetland. Fewer since wetland has dried up.
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.