Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Senna hebecarpa (Fernald) H.S.Irwin & Barneby image
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Mark Mittelstadt

Paul Drobot

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Family Caesalpiniaceae
Senna hebecarpa (Fernald) H.S.Irwin & Barneby
American wild sensitive-plant, northern wild senna
Senna: from the Arabic name Sana
hebecarpa: hebe for "young man;" carpos for "fruit;" hence "fuzzy fruited"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 3'-6' tall forb, mostly smooth above
Flower: yellow, 5-parted, 3/4"-1 1/4" wide, stalked, petals slightly unequal, buds nodding; inflorescence several, many-flowered clusters (panicle) at the end of the stems; blooms July-Aug.
Fruit:pod not flat or readily opening when mature, space around the seeds nearly square; seeds flat, nearly as long as wide
Leaf:evenly once pinnately-divided into 6-10 pairs, stalks usually with a large club- to ovate-shaped gland
Habitat: full to partial sun; moderate moisture to moist; open woods, roadsides, streambanks; in sandy, loamy soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Cassia hebecarpa Fernald
Cassia hebecarpa Fernald var. longipila E.L.Braun
Senna hebecarpa (Fernald) H.S.Irwin & Barneby var. longipila (E.L.Braun) C.F.Reed

         
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