A small, easy-to-identify plant, usually less than 24 inches tall, often just a foot or less. Partridge Pea has distinctive sensitive plant-like leaves, with small but prominent yellow flowers.
Partridge Pea is one of the very few annual plants found on tallgrass prairies in Ohio. It grows and re-seeds well, particularly on looser soils and where big bluestem or other tall, dense vegetation has not taken over a site.
One of the best pollinator plants, it's great for honey bees.
Flower Color: Yellow
Height: 1 to 3 Feet
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil Hydrology: Dry to Wet Soils
Bloom Time: July to September
Plant Type: Annual
Stratification: CM 15 Days
Attracts: Birds, Bees, Butterflies
Host Plant: Cloudless Giant Sulpher, Orange Sulphur, Sleepy Orange Butterflies