(Cassia Fasciculata)

Comanche partridge pea is a warm-season annual, reseeding, native legume. Plants can either have an erect or prostrate type growth with several spreading branches. During the growing season, plants are covered with yellow pea type flowers . Seed pods are flattened and dark brown and contain between 10-20 seeds per pod.

Comanche partrige peas are adapted throughout the Great Plains and Eastern United States. It performs best in areas receiving 19 inches or more annual rainfall. Comanche partridge pea grows best on sandy loam soils and soils of low fertility.
Partridge peas provide good cover and food source for wildlife, especially game birds. It is not readily consumed by livestock, which makes it suited for erosion control.
The species is best utilized when blended in seed mixtures with native grasses, forbs and legumes. It is utilized primarily for land restoration and erosion control, wildlife plantings and beautification.
Seedings should be made on a well-prepared, firm weed-free seedbed. Seeding rates of 1-3 pure live seed pounds per acre when blended with native forbes and grasses is adequate, Comanche partridge peas will reseed annually with minimum soil disturbance.

partridge peas

partridge pea seeds


General Characteristics

Plant Type


Life Span 


Growing Season

Warm Season



Plant Height

2-3 Feet

Cold Tolerance


Drought Tolerance


Salt Tolerance


Soil Type


Minimum Rainfall

19 inches

Planting Rate

4-8 pls#

Planting Date

February - june

Seed Type



Wildlife Habitat
Erosion Control


Planting rates above are for pure stands, if utilized in a blend decrease the seeding rate according to the percentage of the component in the blend.


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