Partridge Pea, Chamaecrista fasciculata, is a member of the Bean Family. In Wildflowers of Tennessee, Jack B. Carman, states that most members of the Bean Family are recognized by their pea-like flowers, leaves that often have noticeable stipules and are pinnately compound with 3 (trifoliate) to numerous leaflets, and the fruits are bean-like pods. My walks at Radnor have led me to learn a new foreign language! Identifying a wildflower is faster if you know family characteristics because it narrows the field of search. I still resort to turning the field identification books page by page most of the time, but I’m getting better.