Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Learn more about Maryland Senna from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Maryland Senna, Maryland Wild Senna
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Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_senna_marilandica_10
Inflorescence a few-flowered axillary raceme or terminal paniculate cluster, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_senna_marilandica_12b
The petiolar gland is usually broadest at or below the middle, per Weakley's Flora (2012).
COMPARE pinnately compound leaves of forbs
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_senna_marilandica_12c
Similar to S. hebecarpa, but with fewer flowers, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_senna_marilandica_4
Flowers not obviously pea-like, petals open to expose the stamens, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
Bruce A. Sorrie bas_senna_marilandica3e
Legume 8-11mm wide, with narrow segments (much shorter than broad), glabrous, per Weakley's Flora (2018).