Can anyone I.D. this flower?

echobellyOctober 5, 2012

My neighbor has one growing on the edge of his property and gave me some seeds last year. He had no idea what it was. I planted them and have about 10 in my yard now. Someone told me it looked like a native wildflower, but I can't find it in any of my books or web searches. I'm just hoping it's not a non-native invasive plant (maybe that's why they're doing so good!) that I'll regret planting. The ones I have are about 6 ft. tall.

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Candlestick cassia, aka senna alata:

Here is a link that might be useful: senna alata at floridata

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 5:51PM
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Host plant for the Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly. The caterpillar will eat the blooms and leaves. Those are seed pods just below the flower.


    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 7:38PM
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Thanks! That was quick! Sounds great, I've got them planted at the edge of a butterfly garden interspersed with firebush. I hate not knowing what a plant is!

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 7:47PM
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