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Can anyone I.D. this flower?

Posted by echobelly 10 (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 5, 12 at 17:35

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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RE: Can anyone I.D. this flower?

Candlestick cassia, aka senna alata:

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

RE: Can anyone I.D. this flower?

Host plant for the Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly. The caterpillar will eat the blooms and leaves. Those are seed pods just below the flower.


RE: Can anyone I.D. this flower?

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!

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