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partridge pea

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An annual plant (Chamaecrista fasciculata) in the pea family, native to eastern and central North America, having yellow flowers and leaves with numerous leaflets that fold when touched.
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Noun1.partridge pea - tropical American plant having leaflets somewhat sensitive to the touchpartridge pea - tropical American plant having leaflets somewhat sensitive to the touch; sometimes placed in genus Cassia
Chamaecrista, genus Chamaecrista - genus of tropical herbs or subshrubs having sensitive leaves and suddenly dehiscing pods; some species placed in genus Cassia
subshrub, suffrutex - low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base
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Kim Parkman and Jule bought a 75-acre family homestead that Kim said has "grown to broom grass, partridge peas and beggar's lice [a legume often called sticktight].
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