Deering partridge pea Chamaecrista deeringiana
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014 In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida Expand
General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower and butterfly gardens.
Ecological Restoration Notes: It can be used as one of many understory herbs in pine rocklands.
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description: Medium perennial herbaceous wildflower.
Dimensions: Typically 1-3 feet in height. Sometimes as tall as broad, but often spreading.
Growth Rate: Moderate.
Southeastern United States south to the Monroe County Keys. Very rare in South Florida outside of Miami-Dade County. Perhaps never present or exirpated in Broward County. Presumed extirpated in the Monroe County Keys where collected once on Big Pine Keys in 1912.