||East, Central USA
- Greenish Yellow
Senna, Wild Senna
Cassia marylandica, Linnaeus.
Cassia acuminata, Moench, 1794.
Cassia reflexa, Salisb.1796.
Senna riparia, Raf. 1828.
marilandica, Britton & Rose, 1930.
Senna marilandica, Link,
Cassia marilandica var. floridana Chapm.
Cassia medsgeri, Shafer.
Cassia succedana, Bellardi ex DC.
Ditremexa medsgeri, Britton & Rose.
Ditremexa nashii, Britton & Rose.
This member of the
Fabaceae family was described by Carl von Linnaeus in 1753. It is
found in most of the Central and Eastern USA, growing in a well
drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The plant will grow to
two meters in height, and the flowers are bright yellow. It can be
reproduced both by seeds and cuttings.
The name Cassia is a
girl's name of Greek, in Latin origin meaning 'cinnamon'. The
species name from the Latin meaning 'from Maryland'.