Transformational Gardening

Disclaimer: Foraging can be fun, rewarding and provide health benefits. As a novice forager, I will be sharing my foraging experiences. However, in order to be safe, always consult with local foraging experts and guidebooks before beginning foraging. Children should learn to forage safely by being guided by experienced adults. Never ingest anything unless you are certain of the identification and safety of the plant. Some plant species are inedible and some are poisonous.

Sensitive Partridge Pea (Wild Sensitive Plant, Sensitive Pea) (Chamaecrista nictitans): Images

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August 3, 2010 Southeastern, New Hampshire The Sensitive Partridge Pea grows in a rosette. Each stem, whether it is a main stem or branching stem, contains alternate leaves and each leaf contains 6-15 pairs of pinnately-compound leaflets. The yellow flowers hang from short axillary pedicels (stem that attaches single flowers to a main stem). The leaflets of the leaves tend to be “sensitive” in that they fold together when touched.
Date Location Notes Images
August 24, 2010 Southeastern, New Hampshire