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Chamaecrista deeringiana

Chamaecrista deeringiana Small & Pennell

Florida Keys Sensitive Pea

Fabaceae (Pea family)

Synonym(s): Cassia deeringiana

USDA Symbol: CHDE9

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


USA: AL , FL , GA , MS

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 81 - Natives For Your Neighborhood (2020) The Institute for Regional Conservation
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-07-10
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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