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Photo from Earthskin Nursery.


Author: Carl Linnaeus, 1753
Origin:  East and 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.
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'.