Partridge Pea

$11.97

Chamaecrista fascicuata
Also known as: Sleeping Plant, Sensitive Plant

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Description

Chamaecrista fascicuata
Also known as: Sleeping Plant, Sensitive Plant


Sleeping plant or partridge-pea is a slender-stemmed, 1-1½ feet annual with pinnately-compound leaves bearing many small, yellow-green leaflets which fold together when touched. Large, showy, yellow flowers arise. Each flower is marked with red and is followed by a narrow pod.

This wildflower provides bright summer color, and the flowers attract bees and butterflies. Seed pods are eaten by game birds and songbirds, and the plant provides excellent cover for game birds and browsing by deer. Leaves collapse when touched, giving rise to the common name Sensitive-plant.


Yearly Foliage: Annual


Hardiness Zone: 8


Light: Full sun


Mature Growth: 1½ feet high


Soil: Average


Blooms: June through October


Wildlife: Flowers are attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies & bees.


Host Plant: Cloudless Giant Sulpher butterfly, Orange Sulphur butterfly, Sleep Orange butterfly

Additional information

Weight 6 lbs
Size

Seed Bombs, Starter Liner, 1 Quart, 1 Gallon

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