This listing is for one packet of Partridge Pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata) seeds. Each packet contains roughly 250 seeds. For best germination of native species, remember to scatter seeds November-January!
A short, adaptable, hardy nitrogen fixer easy to grow in dry soils! Hosts sulphur butterflies and supports many pollinators. Rarely browsed by deer. One of the only annuals offered by NPU- seeds are easy to sprout, plants grow quickly, and the species readily maintains itself in an area as long as seedlings aren't crowded out. An excellent choice to help new plantings look full quickly!
Light: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry
Soil Type: Adaptable
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul-Sep
Root Type: Taproot
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract bees, extrafloral nectaries attract bees, wasps, flies, and ants. Hosts the sulphur butterflies such as the little yellow, sleepy orange, cloudless sulphur, and orange sulphur, and some smaller insects. Seeds are an important food for gamebirds such as bobwhite quail. Rarely browsed by deer.