Anyways, I found the attached growing in an area I was going to mow. I think it's sensitive-joint vetch... Looking at pics online. Am I right?
If its useful, Ill move it somewhere that it won't get mowed so it can multiply
It's tough to see in the pictures, but the yellowish things on some of the internodes are flowers/flowerbuds. The leaves certainly look similar (although I'm not sure of the scale), but Albizia julibrissin seems to have clusters of large thread-like flowers, and this has single flowers.
I'll try to take a better picture when I get off work.
1. I don't live in a Salt Marsh, although the field does stay a bit wet with all the clay
2. You shouldn't have it in Georgia.
3. Sensitive Joint-vetch gets about 6 feet tall
I do think its in the same genus (Aeschynomene) as the Sensitive Joint-Vetch though.
Found this: http://plants.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/pg_chfa2.pdf
Partridge pea is considered an excellent
species for planting on disturbed areas for erosion
control and improving soil fertility. It establishes
rapidly, fixes nitrogen, reseeds, and slowly decreases
as other species in the seeding mix begin to dominate
the site. Nitrogen fixation is greatest during the
Sounds like Cattle can get sick if they eat lots of it. Anyone know if it bothers sheep or ducks (Have ducks, wife wants sheep)? Other than that, it sounds like a great cover crop.