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Senna marilandica

 
Senna marilandica
American senna
Senna marilandica

Synonym(s) Cassia marilandica
Common name American senna
Family fabaceae
Life cycle shrubby perennial
Flowers yellow (July)
Size 3-5 ft
Light full sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
Seed ripensearly September

Eastern US native. Yellow flower clusters followed by black bean pods. Late to get started in spring, but then rapidly grows to a sizable plant.

American senna
Newly emerging flowers are lighter in color, then turn a rich buttery yellow

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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