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Chamaecrista nictitans ssp. nictitans (Sensitive partridge pea)
Brundage, Stephanie

Chamaecrista nictitans ssp. nictitans

Chamaecrista nictitans (L.) Moench ssp. nictitans

Sensitive Partridge Pea, Partridge Pea

Fabaceae (Pea Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Shape: Oblong
Leaf Margin: Entire
Fruit Type: Legume

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug


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Mr. Smarty Plants says

Native ground cover to replace grass in Florida.
February 04, 2008
Where can I find a list of ground covers to replace my grass. I live in the south of Ocala Florida.
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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2017-08-04
Research By: TWC Staff

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