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Please help me ID yellow blooming tree/shrub

Posted by lsst SC zone 7b (My Page) on
Wed, Dec 26, 12 at 15:50

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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RE: Please help me ID yellow blooming tree/shrub

Have you tried the name that plant forum?


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RE: Please help me ID yellow blooming tree/shrub

  • Posted by lsst SC zone 7b (My Page) on
    Sun, Dec 30, 12 at 22:17

Thanks! I forgot there was such a forum.


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RE: Please help me ID yellow blooming tree/shrub

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


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RE: Please help me ID yellow blooming tree/shrub

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


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RE: Please help me ID yellow blooming tree/shrub

Looks like Cassia bicapsularis, winter senna.


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