Chamaecrista fasciculata

Common name: Partridge Pea

Native plant

Almost bush-like in growth habit, this plant has a beautiful display of bright yellow flowers with red stamens that starts in mid summer and lasts all the way until fall!  Busy bees can be found buzzing around these flowers throughout the bloom period.  Small, pinnately compound leaves add great texture to the landscape.  The leaves fold together when touched, lending to its alternative common name, "sensitive plant."  This plant is an annual, but it will reseed readily and in abundance.  


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Price Level: 
Perennial- Standard
Sizing Options: 
Flat of 32 (plugs)
Flat of 18 (pints)


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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry)

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

Harsh Exposure Tolerant


Prairie Grasslands

Growth form

Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color



Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
4 Feet
Max width
5 Feet

Additional information

Pollinator hot spot Nitrogen fixer

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