sensitive partridge pea, sensitive plant, partridge pea, partridge-pea, sensitive patridge pea, sensitive pea
July - August
0.1 - 0.5
Leaflets 7 - 20 pairs, oblong, 6 - 15 mm long. Flowers solitary or 2-3 together. Each leaf is made up of numerous small, yellow-green leaflets which fold together when touched. Similar to Chamaecrista fasiculata but with smaller flowers.
Nutritious and readily consumed by livestock.
Dry sandy soil, upland woods, prairies, thickets, wet or dry shores, dunes, disturbed habitats.