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.
and Central USA
- Greenish Yellow
senna, Wild senna
marylandica Linnaeus. Cassia acuminata Moench, 1794. Cassia
reflexa Salisb.1796. Senna riparia Raf. 1828. Ditremexa
marilandica Britton & Rose, 1930. Senna marilandica Link,
The name Cassia is a
girl's name of Greek, in Latin origin meaning 'cinnamon'. The
species name from the Latin meaning 'from Maryland'.