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Senna obtusifolia





Senna obtusifolia

Common name


Flower colour; life form

Yellow; shrub to 2 m tall

Distinguishing features

An erect shrub to 2 m tall, often forming dense clumps. A serious weed. Leaves alternate, compound with 4-6 wedge-shaped leaflets. Flowers in pairs, yellow to 1 cm diameter. Pods slender to 12 cm long and 4 mm diameter. Seeds are a commercial source of the thickener cassia gum.

Scan of Senna obtusifolia