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sensitive partridge pea
Chamaecrista nictitans
Chamaecrista nictitans
sensitive partridge pea Pea Family
Chamaecrista nictitans Fabaceae
common names
  sensitive partridge pea
  partridge pea
accepted scientific name
  Chamaecrista nictitans (L.) Moench
rules for finding collection records
  Cassia nictitans (0)
  Chamaecrista nictitans (405)
family name
  • Fabaceae
Image Author: ©2008 John R. Gwaltney, Southeastern Flora
Image License: Author's permission
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Five petals
Petal colors: color
Flower size is .3 to .5 inches
Leaf: Alternate
Plant Observed All Year
Non-Native. Naturalized.

How Likely at this Location (56%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (45%)
where plant found
mag select

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Accepted Scientific Name

Chamaecrista nictitans   (L.) Moench   (TSN: 501388, Index: 278)

Scientific Names used to access collection records

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Family Names