Partridge Pea

Common Name: Partridge Pea

Scientific Name: Chamaecrista fasciculata

Family: Fabaceae 

Habitat: Meadows, Prairies, Open Woods

Native: Yes

Life Cycle: Annual

Bloom Time: Summer, Fall

Height: Up to 3 feet

Light: Full sun

Soil: Moist, Well drained

Pollinators: Bees, Butterflies, Birds

Description: Partridge Pea is a native annual wildflower that can be identified by its small yellow and orange flowers and its small, feathery leaves. Partridge Pea, which blooms between late summer and fall, grows abundantly in meadows, fields, and open woods, where it prefers to grow in full sun and moist soil. Partridge Pea attracts several pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and songbirds, and will easily naturalize by self-seeding. This photo of Partridge Pea was taken in the Native Grass Meadow at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.