sensitive partridgepea USDA PLANTS Symbol: CHNI2
U.S. Nativity: Native
Habit: Forbs/Herbs
Chamaecrista nictitans (L.) Moench

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Fabales: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
Synonym(s): partridge pea
Native Range: US - Northeast, Northcentral Southeast, Southcentral, Southwest; Mexico & So. Amer. (GRIN);

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Plant(s); August. Photo from Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses by J.H. Miller and K.V. Miller, published by The University of Georgia Press in cooperation with the Southern Weed Science Society.
James H. Miller & Ted Bodner, Southern Weed Science Society,
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Flower(s); Portridge Pea.
Jerry A. Payne, USDA Agricultural Research Service,
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Joseph LaForest, University of Georgia,
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EDDMapS Distribution:
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State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

U.S. National Parks where reported invasive:
Haleakala National Park (Hawaii)

Invasive Listing Sources:
Jil M. Swearingen, Survey of invasive plants occurring on National Park Service lands, 2000-2007