08.28.2015 Once more with Yellow

Here’s the last of my burst of yellow flower posts from Owens Pond…for now.

Partridge-pea (Cassia fasciculata) resembles a sensitive plant and I’ve read that the leaves are a little bit sensitive, but I haven’t experienced that…the plant’s sensitivity, I am quite sensitive.

Partridge-pea-1-082315-700WebBy the name, I would guess that the partridge must forage for the peas in those pods, but I haven’t read about it having food value for humans.  I tend to leave wild foods for the animals anyway.

The flower itself is quite attractive with those strong red anthers.

Partridge-pea-2-082315-700WebWe are in for another Super Moon tomorrow and for a change I plan on being out at night as well as the early morning.  It’s tough work, but someone’s got to do it.


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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13 Responses to 08.28.2015 Once more with Yellow

  1. Jim in IA says:

    Steve and Steve and in cahoots with their peas.

    Our Supermoon will be superclouded over. I hope you get pictures.

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  2. Recently you said you weren’t good at double-letter initials, but here you’ve given us some pictures of p.p., a plant that appears in a photo posted today by S.S. as well. This is a plant with a wide enough distribution to grow in Texas and Massachusetts.

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  3. Just Rod says:

    These are exquisite Steve. Good luck with the moonshine business

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  4. shoreacres says:

    Two partridge peas in a pod — that’s what you two Steves are. The flower’s gorgeous, as well as being an important food and cover crop for several game birds (quail, mallards, pheasant). The endangered prairie chicken and white-tailed deer like it, too.

    It’s interesting that it’s a climber. The only pea I’m certain I’ve seen, the scarlet pea, is a low grower, and tends to trail. Those leaves certainly are recognizable, though — in both species.

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    • The climbing behavior doesn’t come as a surprise to me as a gardener of peas. We make a string trellis for them every year.

      I expect that Steve and I will occasionally post similar subjects, but on the same day and within minutes was quite a coincidence.


  5. Andrew says:

    These are very attractive Steve. Lovely photos. The colours are so vibrant.

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  6. The last photo is stunning. Quite beautiful in a close-up. Those little leaves close when touched at least the legumes (I think this is a legume but I’m probably wrong) here, that are like this one or similar, close when touched. I don’t remember if it is the same plant or not. I think there are several of this type. Used to have some in my yard but the handyman has been mowing them down.


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