Carolinas and Georgia

3784

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Senna marilandica   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-05-004:
Cassia marilandica   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Ditremexa medsgeri

 

COMMON NAME:
Maryland Senna, Maryland Wild Senna


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Look for it in dry to moist forests, especially on greenstone and diabase barrens and rocky woodlands, thickets, woodland borders, sometimes somewhat weedy, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

 

...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Even-pinnately compound: 8-22 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
Flowers in a raceme

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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



Senna marilandica   FAMILY Fabaceae

Maryland Senna, Maryland Wild Senna