partridge pea


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partridge pea

n.
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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Partridge pea flowers are perfect and contain ten stamens, nine of which are covered by a cucullus (rigid upper petal) that may act as a pollinator guide (Wolfe and Estes, 1992).
Partridge pea is dependent on pollen transfer and this is primarily accomplished by bees (Robertson, 1890; Thorp and Estes, 1975).
Dozens of native seed mixes have been developed for the program, including native grasses such as Little Bluestem and Beaked Panicum, and wildflowers such as Partridge Pea and Black-Eyed Susan.
Fabales: Fabaceae), partridge pea, Chamaecrista fasciculata (Michx.
8 5-10 Partridge pea 0 0 0 0 0 0 Rattlepods 0 0 0 0 0 0 Corn 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sorghum 0 0 0 0 0 0 Bell pepper 0 0 0 0 0 0 Stylo 0 0 0 0 0 0 Garden pea 0 0 0 0 0 0 Florida beggarweed 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tomato 0 0 0 0 0 0 Crisom clover 0 0 0 0 0 0 Johnson grass 0 0 0 0 0 0 Perennial ryegrass 0 0 0 0 0 0 Hairy indigo 0 0 0 0 0 0 No.
It is also the time to luxuriate in the colorful wildflower bouquets of chicory, pearly everlasting, cow parsnip, boneset, campion, pickerel weed, blue vervain, water lily, bull thistle, wood lily, meadow sweet, pokeweed, partridge pea, tansy, Indian pipes -- and one of the most beautiful of all -- purple loosestrife.
Through the patches of lespedeza and partridge pea lining the old fire lane, the hunter could hear antlers crashing together.
It contains a mix of Big Bluestem, Switchgrass, Indian Grass, Virginia Wild Rye, Partridge Pea, New England Aster, and Maximillian Sunflower seeds.
The objective of this study was to determine if vermicompost enhances growth of big blue stem (Andropogon gerardii Vitman) and partridge pea [Chamaecrista fasiculate (L.
Seed pods of phasey bean, partridge pea, cowpea, and soybean were harvested just prior to maturity since they exhibited the tendency to dehisce (shatter) when mature and, in the case of the phasey bean, had indeterminate flowering.
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].
Illinois bundle flower, butterfly milkweed, compass grass, and partridge peas nestle in another 20-acre plot.