Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Senna hebecarpa   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Senna hebecarpa   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-05-003:
Cassia hebecarpa   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Wild Senna, American Senna


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Look for it in open wet habitats, moist forests, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

 

...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Even-pinnately compound: 10-20 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Yellow
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
10 stamens, the upper 3 sterile, the lower 7 fertile & unequal in size
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Senna hebecarpa   FAMILY Fabaceae

Northern Wild Senna, American Senna