Partridge Pea (Cassia fasciculata)
Went to a funeral in Mansfield today (mother of a friend of ours), so I wasn't able to spend as much time outside as I would have liked to. Temps were in the 70's! However... they drop to the low 20's tonight, and it'll stay cold for several days...
Partridge Pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata) Gensburg - Markham Prairie Cook County IL September 2014 Jeff Skrentny IMG_0450
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.