Senna hebecarpa (Fernald) H.S.Irwin & Barneby
Family: Fabaceae
American wild sensitive-plant,  more...
[Cassia hebecarpa Fernald,  more]
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Etymology: Senna: from the Arabic name Sana
Plants: erect, perennial, 3'-6' tall forb, mostly smooth above
Leaves: evenly once pinnately-divided into 6-10 pairs, stalks usually with a large club- to ovate-shaped gland
Flowers: yellow, 5-parted, 3/4"-1 1/4" wide, stalked, petals slightly unequal, buds nodding; inflorescence several, many-flowered clusters (panicle) at the end of the stems; blooms July-Aug.
Fruits: pod not flat or readily opening when mature, space around the seeds nearly square; seeds flat, nearly as long as wide
Habitat: full to partial sun; moderate moisture to moist; open woods, roadsides, streambanks; in sandy, loamy soil
Conservation Status: Native
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