Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Annual

Non-native: New World tropics?
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in fields (esp soybean fields), disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009

 

full sun

LEAVES:
Even-pinnately compound: 4-6 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
6-7 stamens & 3-4 staminodia
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Senna obtusifolia   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-05-001:
Cassia obtusifolia   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Coffeeweed, Sicklepod