Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata - Banner
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Location: Searcy County, Arkansas
Month of Photograph: August
Distribution Map: Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata - Distribution Map Spacer
USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 16 January 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA. Spacer Guests can be assured that there is established evidence that this plant has been found in all of the green filled counties of Arkansas. However, the white filled counties should not be interpreted as counties in which this plant does not grow. They should instead be interpreted as counties which lack officially sanction evidence of the plants presence there.

Family: Fabaceae

Flower, frontal View

Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata - Flower "
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Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata - Flower Frontal View Flower, frontal view

 

Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata - Leaf Leaf
Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata - StemStem

In this image you can see a "nectar gland" near the base of the petiole. This gland secretes a nectar that attracts insects especially ants. There is a more attractive image of this structure on Dr. K.R. Robertson's personal site. While you are there, you might want to check out some of the Doctor's other plant images. They are very nice.

Also look at the photos of his "multiphot". If you enjoy plant photography, it will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up.

Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata - Flower Lateral View Flower, lateral view
Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata - Flower Ventral View Flower, ventral view
Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata - Fruit Fruit
Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata - Plant Plant