SENSITIVE PEA (Chamaecrista nictitans var. aspera)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: SENSITIVE PEA (Chamaecrista nictitans var. aspera)

Synonym: Cassia nictitans

Great addition to the butterfly garden. Same genus as Partridge Pea (C. fasciculata) but flowers are smaller and plants only reach a height of about 1 ft.

Learn: http://pinellas.fnpschapters.org/index.php?id=cassias

Larval host: Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae), Little Yellow (Eurema lisa) and Ceraunus Blue (Hemiargus ceraunus) Sleepy Orange (Eurema nicippe) Butterflies. {source: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw057}

Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Chamaecrista+nictitans

Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=3223

My take: http://web.archive.org/web/20140709152355/http://www.beautifulwildlifegarden.com/enjoying-little-things-in-the-garden.html

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