Blooming Today (August 18, 2016) : Wild Senna (Cassia marilandica / syn Senna marlandica)

A midwestern prairie native that is perfectly adapted to our growing conditions, this plant has much to offer in the summer garden. Its attractive locust-like leaves provide excellent foliage interest through the growing season. Clusters of small yellow flowers in mid to late summer are a great nectar source for bees and butterflies. The flowers are followed by green pea-like pods that age to mahogany and will self sow modestly if not deadheaded. This is a specimen sized plant that will grow 4'-6' tall in ideal conditions. 
We like this plant very much and feel that it is deserves much greater garden use.

 USDA Hardiness Zones 4-9.
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