Please help me ID yellow blooming tree/shrub

lsst(7b)December 26, 2012

While in Charleston SC, near the battery, I saw several large shrubs or small trees blooming with yellow butter cup type flowers.

They were blooming in December. I do not know if this is its time to bloom or if the warm fall has made it bloom at a different time.

My photo shows a wilted flower. Fresh, its petals are cupped inward.

The leaves remind me of a sensitive plant as the leaves folded closed within a few hours of cutting.

I have never seen it where I live in zone 7b so I assume it only grows zone 8 and warmer. I also assume it must be growing in other southern states.

Does anyone know what it might be and how to propagate it?
Thanks in advance!

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Have you tried the name that plant forum?

    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 3:17PM
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lsst(7b)

Thanks! I forgot there was such a forum.

    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 10:17PM
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mystrike1

did anyone identify the large yellow shrub on the battery in Charleston SC?

    Bookmark   June 10, 2013 at 9:02AM
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mystrike1

did anyone identify the large yellow shrub on the battery in Charleston SC?

    Bookmark   June 10, 2013 at 9:03AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Looks like Cassia bicapsularis, winter senna.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2013 at 10:33AM
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