What plant is that?

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Partridge Pea
Photo credit: © Francis R. Underwood

This is an annual which blooms from July to September and grows in sandy, open, often disturbed areas.  The plant shown here is the more common of two very similar species which grow in Rhode Island.

It’s. . .

Botanical Name:
Chamaecrista fasciculata
Common Name:
  Partridge Pea
  Fabaceae (Legume or Pea family)
  Open, sandy areas
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