Sensitive Pea

$48.00 per lb.

The Sensitive Pea (Chamaecrista nictitans) is a legume with multiple stems and happy yellow flowers. It is widely distributed throughout Southern, Eastern and Central United States.

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Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 6 in
Botanical Name

Chamaecrista nictitans

Life Cycle

Annual

Sowing Depth

1/4”

Seeding Rate

10 lbs. per acre

Germination

20 – 30 days

Soil

Sandy

Exposure

Sun to Part Sun

Height

4 – 20 inches

Blooming Period

July – September

Flower Color

Yellow

The Sensitive Pea (Chamaecrista nictitans), or Small Flower Partridge Pea, is a legume that is widely distributed throughout Southern, Eastern and Central United States. Plant has a single stem, alternate leaves with up to twenty-five leaflets, and a well-defined taproot. Occurs along woodland edges, old fields, and open woods. Often found growing in frequently burned areas with Little Bluestem and Indiangrass. Plants attract bees and butterflies and the seeds are eaten by wildlife.

Plant does well in part shade and thinned pine stands. Plants reach average height of 15” to 20”. Plant 10lbs/acre to get adequate cover in single species plantings. Stands can be maintained by prescribed burning or light disking during the fall or winter.

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