“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
A showy annual legume (member of the Bean Family) with beautiful featherlike leaves and simple bright yellow flowers all summer and into fall. The fruit is a small flat pod 1-2 1/2 inches long turning from green to brown when mature. Seeds are eaten by quail and many other birds. Often found in disturbed areas. Grows well on poor ground.
Prairie, Glade, Savanna/Woodland
Savanna / Woodland
Mid (May - June)
Late (July - frost)
Butterfly / Moth Host