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Partridge pea

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Yes, partridge pea, Chamaecrista fasciculata, making its first appearance in this blog alongside the now-familiar Liatris mucronata, known as gayfeather or blazing-star. Whether partridges eat the peas produced by this member of the bean family, I don’t know. I do know that I took this picture on August 9 just east of Interstate 35 on the prairie in northeast Austin.

© 2012 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

August 24, 2012 at 6:02 AM

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