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Chamaecrista fasciculataChamaecrista fasciculata (Cassia fasciculata)

partridge pea, prairie senna

Photograph(s) by*: RHW

Characteristics

Height: 0.5-3'
Flowers: Jul.-Sept.; yellow
Fruit: pod

Conditions *

Light: Full sun
Moisture: Dry
Soil pH:
Soil type: Sandy

Habitat

upland meadows, sandy fields, stream banks

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States:

Wildlife

Songbird Small mammal *

Notes

pods coil after split open; spreads



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/361.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004