Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Partridge Pea

Cassia fasciculata
Plant Type: Annuals
Native Environment: Savanna / Woodland, Prairie, Glade
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Yellow
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Host
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

24 to
40
inches

Spread:

18 to
inches
Size
Height: 24 to
40
inches
Spread: 18 to
inches
Size
Height: 24 to
40
inches
Spread: 18 to
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Great for attracting songbirds and other bird species to an area.
Establishment and Care Instructions
This annual grows well on disturbed ground in full sun.
Special Features
Special Usage
Basic Description

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.

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