The Sensitive Pea (Chamaecrista nictinis), or Small Flower Partridge Pea, is a legume that is widely distributed throughout Southern, Eastern and Central United States. Plant has multiple stems, alternate leaves with up to twenty-five leaflets, and well-defined taproot. Occurs edge of wood lines near creeks, in woods, prairies and thickets. Often found growing with Little Bluestem, Indiangrass in upland areas. Plants attract bees and butterflies, and seeds are eaten by wildlife.
Plant does well in part shade and thinned pine stands for hunting. Plants reach average height of 15” to 20”. This plant is not aggressive and needs at least 10lbs/acre at seeding to get adequate cover.