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Chamaecrista calycioides (Woodland sensitive pea)
San Antonio River Authority

Chamaecrista calycioides

Chamaecrista calycioides (DC. ex Collad.) Greene

Woodland Sensitive Pea

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Cassia aristellata, Cassia calycioides

USDA Symbol: CHCA26

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Pinnate
Inflorescence: Axillary
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.
Flower: Stamens 10
Fruit: Seeds light brown. 1-1 1/2inch

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Pale yellow.


Native Distribution: Bexar County south to Rio Grande Valley of Texas, endemic.
Native Habitat: Sandy fields and open woods.

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 1056D Collected Oct 21, 1992 in Comal County by Mary Beth White

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Additional resources

USDA: Find Chamaecrista calycioides in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Chamaecrista calycioides in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Chamaecrista calycioides


Record Modified: 2013-07-17
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