Chamaecrista fasciculata (Michx.) Greene

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Chamaecrista fasciculata (Michx.) Greene

  • Description

    Species Description - Annual; stems erect, ascending or rarely spreading, pubescent; petiolar gland saucer-shaped, sessile or nearly so; lfls 5–18 pairs, oblong, usually 1–2 cm, acute to obtuse, mucronate; fls 1–6 in short, axillary, bracteate racemes; pedicels 1–2 cm; pet subequal, 1–2 cm, 4 of them red-marked at base; stamens 10, very unequal; anthers linear, several times longer than their filaments, the two largest commonly 8 mm; pods linear-oblong, 3–6 cm, flat, straight; 2n=16. In a wide variety of ± open, often disturbed habitats; Mass. to s. Minn., s. to Fla. and Mex., commoner southward. July–Sept. (C. chamaecrista; Cassia f.)

  • Common Names

    partridge pea, locust-weed