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Photo from Earthskin Nursery.


Author: Carl Linnaeus, 1753
Origin:  East, Central USA
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  25 Centimetres
Height:  2 Meters
Flower:  Yellow - Greenish Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  American Senna, Wild Senna
Synonyms:  Cassia marylandica, Linnaeus.
Cassia acuminata, Moench, 1794.
Cassia reflexa, Salisb.1796.
Senna riparia, Raf. 1828.
Ditremexa marilandica, Britton & Rose, 1930.
Senna marilandica, Link, 1831.
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'.