Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Chamaecrista fasciculata (Michx.) Greene image
Photographer: Scott B. Sauer           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Jared Campbell

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black
Family Caesalpiniaceae
Chamaecrista fasciculata (Michx.) Greene
golden cassia, locust-weed, partridge pea, sleeping-plant
Chamaecrista: from Greek, meaning "low crest"
fasciculata: meaning "of bundles"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual, 4"-36" tall forb with fine hairs
Flower: yellow, 5-parted, 1/2"-3/4" wide, petals mostly equal, 4 with red at the base and 10 very unequal stamens; inflorescence a 1"-6", leafy cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms July-Sept.
Fruit:flat, straight, pod readily opening when mature
Leaf:alternate, pinnately-divided into 5-18 pair of leaflets
Habitat: full to partial sun; dry; meadows, prairies, inland sands; in sandy, loamy soil

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Chamaecrista list Google- Images or Text
Cassia brachiata (Pollard) J.F.Macbr.
Cassia chamaecrista L.
Cassia fasciculata Michx.
Cassia fasciculata Michx. var. brachiata (Pollard) Pullen ex Isely
Cassia fasciculata Michx. var. depressa (Pollard) J.F.Macbr.
Cassia fasciculata Michx. var. ferrisiae (Britton ex Britton & Rose) B.L.Turner
Cassia fasciculata Michx. var. macrosperma Fernald
Cassia fasciculata Michx. var. puberula (Greene) J.F.Macbr.
Cassia fasciculata Michx. var. robusta (Pollard) J.F.Macbr.
Cassia fasciculata Michx. var. rostrata (Wooton & Standl.) B.L.Turner
Cassia fasciculata Michx. var. tracyi (Pollard) J.F.Macbr.
Cassia mississippiensis Pollard
Cassia robusta (Pollard) Pollard
Cassia rostrata (Wooton & Standl.) Tidestr. ex Tidestr.
Chamaecrista brachiata Pollard
Chamaecrista depressa (Pollard) Greene
Chamaecrista fasciculata (Michx.) Greene var. macrosperma (Fernald) C.F.Reed
Chamaecrista littoralis Pollard
Chamaecrista mississippiensis (Pollard) Pollard ex A.Heller
Chamaecrista robusta (Pollard) Pollard ex A.Heller
Chamaecrista rostrata Wooton & Standl.
Chamaecrista tracyi Pollard

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