Senna alata

Senna alata

Candlestick cassia

(Candle Cassia, Candle Bush)

FAMILY

Caesalpiniaceae/ Fabaceae

Species

Senna alata

Common name(s)

Candle Cassia, Candle Bush

Flower colour; life form

Flowers yellow. Shrub to 4 m tall.

Distinguishing features

Leaves alternate, pinnate with 8-12 large oblong leaflets. Flowers in long racemes held above the leaves, petals 5, yellow. Pods to about 25 cm long, 4-angled with 2 wings, dark brown.

Senna alata