Partridge Pea - Chamaecrista/Cassia fasciculata

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Partridge Pea.

Partridge Pea is a native annual that grows to about 2 feet high.


Partridge Pea is a Host Plant for four butterflies

Partridge Pea is used as a host by:
Orange/Common Sulfur,
Cloudless Sulfur,
Gray Hairstreak and
Little sulfur.


Where to buy Partridge Pea

Check a local native plant nursery.


How to Propagate Partridge Pea

Seeds can be collected from the seed pods in late summer or fall. They should be either planted outside in the fall or keep in the freezer until planting in spring.


The Pea/Fabaceae Family

Lead Plant is member of the Fabaceae Family. This is a large family consisting of 640 genera and 17,000 species. Members of this family include peas, beans, soybeans, lentils, alfalfa and many clover species.






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