Tag: Senna (American)

  • 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