Sensitive Partridge Pea
Chamaecrista nictitans var. nictitans
Height: 1 ft
Spread: 1 ft
Bloom Time: June-October
Sunlight: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry-Very Dry
An annual with yellow pea-like flowers and extrafloral nectaries that are used by pollinators. The feathery looking leaves will sometimes close up upon being touched. A host plant for caterpillars of Little Yellow Sulphurs, Cloudless Sulphurs, and Sleepy Orange butterflies. Mourning Doves and Eastern Meadowlarks feed upon the seeds.