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Wild Senna
Senna hebecarpa
Fabaceae

YellowDark

Very showy 1 to 1.5 panicles of yellow pea-like flowers from July through August, large blue-green compound leaves are very attractive and create a nice texture, petioles have nectaries to supply nectar to all kinds of butterflies and other insect, 3-4 long flattened seed pods turn from green to brown in fall & attract turkeys & bobwhite quail, caterpillar host for the Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae), Sleepy Orange (Abaeis nicippe), Orange-barred Sulphur (Phoebis philea), Common Tan Wave (Pleuroprucha insulsaria), Black Witch (Ascalapha odorata). Spreads by rhizomes & seed.

Average To Moist
Sun To Part Shade
4-6 tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-9b
Perennial
Deer resistant

Native Range: NH to s. WI, south to n. GA & AL. Rare in CT, MA, NH, RI & VT

Germination - Moderately Difficult: Soak overnight. Cover lightly. Add Rhizobium inoculant to soil. Cold stratify 2 weeks.

Wild Senna 3.5 inch pot $8.75
Wild Senna Seed Packet $4.00
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