|Chamaecrista fasciculata (Partridge Pea) Wildflower Seeds Be the first one to write a review|
Origin: US Native Wildflower
Other Common Names: Sleeping Plant, Beach Sensitive Pea
Bloom Time: Fall
Height: 12 in to 36 in
Spacing: 15 in to 18 in
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Medium to Dry
USDA Zone: 3a-10b
Germination: No pre-treatment needed. Scarify. Sow seeds just below soil surface at 70F and water.
Seeds Per Oz: 2900
This nitrogen-fixing legume often grows in recently burned prairie soil, helping to rebuild the nutrients of the soil until slower growing plants have become established; it has also been used to provide erosion control on riverbanks, sandy slopes, or bluffs. Its seed pods attract many wild birds including partridges, explaining its common name of Partridge Pea. In addition to being a good source of nectar for honeybees, this plant is a larval host for Sulphur, Gray Hairstreak, Ceraunus Blue, and Sleepy Orange species of butterfly. Its sensitive foliage wilts slightly when touched or brushed against.
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