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American senna is a good perennial for open woods and moist meadows.

American senna is a good perennial for open woods and moist meadows. Typical inventory plug USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 8 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

Cassia marilandica

American senna

Clear yellow blooms, accented with deep brown anthers are held above yellowish green, fine textured foliage. Prefers a rich, well-drained soil, but still performs well in clay. Excellent choice for open woods and moist meadows. Attractive, 4-inch deep brown seed pods bring additional interest in the late summer and fall. A host plant for the Silver Spotted Skipper. 


Height:

2-6 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

4-7

Bloom Color:

Yellow

Cassia marilandica Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Attracts Wildlife

  • Butterflies

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist

Flowering Months

  • July
  • August

Foliage Color

  • Green

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=sema11