Senna bauhinioides (A. Gray) Irwin & Barneby
Twinleaf, Twinleaf Senna
Fabaceae (Pea Family)
Synonym(s): Cassia bauhinioides, Cassia bauhinioides var. arizonica
USDA Symbol: SEBA3
A low plant with few stems ending in open clusters of 1-3 slightly bilaterally symmetrical, yellow flowers on short stalks; leaves grayish green, with only 2 leaflets.
This plant was formerly placed in the large genus Cassia, many species of which are trees or shrubs, found primarily throughout the worlds tropics. A recent study has indicated that Twinleaf belongs in the genus Senna.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: AZ , MD , NM , TX
Native Distribution: Central Arizona east to western Texas and south to northern Mexico.
Native Habitat: Hills and flats in arid grasslands and deserts.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Bumble Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Senna bauhinioides in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Senna bauhinioides in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Senna bauhinioides
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff