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Chamaecrista Fasciculata

Chamaecrista Fasciculata

Chamaecrista Fasciculata

AUTHORSHIP AND CITATION : Tesky, Julie L. 1992. Chamaecrista fasciculata. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Available: https://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/forb/chafas/all.html []. Revisions: On 3 November 2015, the common and scientific names of this species were changed from: showy partridgepea, Cassia fasciculata to: partridgepea, Chamaecrista fasciculata Citations were added [40,43] to support this change.

Chamaecrista

 

fasciculata Cassia fasciculata var. brachiata (Pollard) Pullen ex Isely Cassia fasciculata var. depressa (Pollard) Macbr Cassia fasciculata var. macrosperma Fern. Cassia fasciculata var. puberula (Greene) J. F. Macbr. Cassia fasciculata var. robusta Pollard Cassia fasciculata var. rostrata (Woot. & Standl.) B. L. Turner [4,13,16,18,27] NRCS PLANT CODE : [40] CAFA CAFAF CAFAM2 COMMON NAMES : partridge pea dwarf cassia golden cassia large-flowered sensitive-pea locust weed partridgepea senna prairie partridgepea prairie senna showy partridgepea sleepingplant TAXONOMY : The scientific name of partridge pea is Chamaecrista fasciculata (Michx.) Greene (Fabaceae).

Genus-specific strains are available at prairiemoon.com/inoculum.Chamaecrista fasciculata is a widespread annual legume across Eastern North America, with potential as a restoration planting, biofuel crop, and genetic model for non-papillinoid legumes. As a non-Papilinoid, C. fasciculata, belongs to the Caesalpiniod group in which nodulation likely arose independently of the nodulation in Papilinoid and Mimosoid legumes. Thus, C. fasciculata is an attractive model system for legume evolution. In this study, we describe population structure and genetic diversity among 32 USDA germplasm accessions of C. fasciculata using 317 AFLP markers developed from 12 primer pairs, to assess where geographically there is the most genetic variation. (Source: bmcresnotes.biomedcentral.com)

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AUTHORSHIP AND CITATION : Tesky, Julie L. 1992. Chamaecrista fasciculata. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Available: https://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/forb/chafas/all.html []. Revisions: On 3 November 2015, the common and scientific names of this species were changed from: showy partridgepea, Cassia fasciculata to: partridgepea, Chamaecrista fasciculata Citations were added [40,43] to support this change.

This wildflower provides bright summer color, and the flowers attract bees and butterflies. Seed pods are eaten by gamebirds and songbirds, and the plant provides excellent cover for gamebirds and browse for deer. Leaves collapse when touched, giving rise to the common name Sensitive-plant. Like other members of the pea family, Partridge-pea requires the presense of microorganisms that inhabit nodules on the plant's root system and produce nitrogen compounds necessary for the plant's survival. (Source: www.wildflower.org)

 

 

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