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PlantFiles: Roundleaf Sensitive Pea
Chamaecrista rotundifolia

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Family: Caesalpiniaceae (ses-al-pin-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Chamaecrista (kam-ay-KRIS-ta) (Info)
Species: rotundifolia (ro-tun-dih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Cassia fabaginifolia

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive MotherNature4 On Aug 18, 2005, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is the only member of the sensitive pea group to have 1 pair of rounded leaflets. They are occasionally found in the central part of the peninsula of Florida in disturbed areas. Native to tropical America.



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