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Chamaecrista fasciculata

 
Chamaecrista fasciculata
partridge pea

Synonym(s) Cassia fasciculata
Common name partridge pea
Family fabaceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers yellow
Size 24-36"
Light sun-part shade
From seed Scarify, germinate with bottom heat
detailed seed-starting info below

Blue-green composite leaves in alternate arrangement, bright yellow flowers with burgundy stamens. A pollinator favorite, and host to the sleepy orange and orange sulfur butterflies. As I hoped, the nursery-bought plants dropped plenty of seed, which germinated in March of the following year.

Chamaecrista fasciculata
A forest of partridge pea seedlings among the agaves and rain lilies of the border

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: left fence border, houston front yard

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '06 trade. Scarified with sandpaper, baggy 70F (17d) - 75F (55%G, 2-21d). Most germination did not occur until after a second round of scarification


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