Partridge Pea

27 Jul

The Partridge Pea seems to be the workhorse of the roadside wildflowers. It grows in dry sunny sandy areas along the roadsides, disturbed areas and old pastures. It is an annual and sprouts every year from seed to bloom bright yellow blooms in summer. By workhorse I mean it has many different jobs: a host plant for the Cloudless sulphur butterfly, nectar for bees, food for bobwhite quail and deer. It can bring home the bacon & fry it up in a pan & still be pretty too!:)

Partridge Pea - Chamaecrista fasciculata

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