Wild Senna (Senna hebecarpa)


Senna hebecarpa
Photographed August 26.

A tall and showy plant found at the edges of woodlands and in meadows; these were growing in a meadow in Schenley Park. The flowers are golden yellow with black-headed stamens, and they are delicious to bumblebees.

Bee leaving Senna

Until the 1930s this was apparently regarded as a stout form of the generally smaller and more delicate Senna marilandica.

Wild senna
Senna hebecarpa
Senna hebecarpa

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