Botanical name: Chamaecrista absus Family: Caesalpiniaceae (Gulmohar family)
Synonyms: Cassia absus
Tropical Sensitive Pea is a glandular-hairy annual herb, growing up to 60 cm tall. Leaf stalks are up to 4 cm, without a gland. Leaves are compound with 2 pairs of opposite leaflets with a gland on the main rib between each pair. Flowers are borne at the end of branches. Petals are 5-6 mm, yellow, orange, salmon or pinkish-red with reddish-brown veins. Stamens are 5, nearly equal, filaments straight. Pods are 3-6 cm long, flat. Tropical Sensitive Pea is found in disturbed grassland or open woodland, also on roadsides, and former cultivated areas.
Identification credit: N. S. Dungriyal
The flower labeled Tropical Sensitive Pea is ...