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Three stages and colors of partridge pea

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Partridge Pea Amid Dry Grasses on the Blackland Prairie 1321

The flowers of partridge pea, Chamaecrista fasciculata, are yellow, and of course the plant’s greenery is normally green. One thing I’ve noticed, though, is that while most plants turn brown as they dry out, partridge pea has a tendency to turn red. You can see all of those partridge pea colors here among the breeze-blown dry grasses on a surviving (so far) parcel of the Blackland Prairie in Pflugerville on July 16th.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

August 28, 2015 at 5:31 AM

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