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Wild Senna
Senna hebecarpa

a.k.a. American Senna

Wild Senna is a great restoration plant, with yellow flowers that attract pollinators in summer and beautiful foliage and black seed pods in the fall. It has a horizontal root system that helps with erosion control and buffering against winds.

USDA symbol: SEHE3

General Information

Plant TypeForb
Height3 to 6 feet
Light ExposureSun, Part Sun
Soil MoistureMedium
Bloom ColorYellow
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Flooding / Inundation ToleranceModerate
General Resilience7
Salt ToleranceMedium
Stress ToleranceDrought Tolerant, General Disturbance

Pollinator Value: Medium

Bloom MonthsJuly to August

Project Planning

Project TypeRain Garden, Restoration
Coefficient of Conservatism4
Herbivore SensitivityLow
Rate of SpreadSlow
Soil StabilizationDeep