COMANCHE PARTIDGE PEAS
(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

Legume

Life Span 

Annual

Growing Season

Warm Season

Native/Introduced

Native

Plant Height

2-3 Feet

Cold Tolerance

Good

Drought Tolerance

Good

Salt Tolerance

Fair

Soil Type

Sand-Loam

Minimum Rainfall

19 inches

Planting Rate

4-8 pls#

Planting Date

February - june

Seed Type

Smooth

Uses

Wildlife Habitat
Erosion Control
Reclamation

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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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