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Senna mexicana var. chapmanii (Chapman's senna)
Smith, R.W.

Senna mexicana var. chapmanii

Senna mexicana (Jacq.) Irwin & Barneby var. chapmanii (Isely) Irwin & Barneby

Chapman's Senna

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Cassia chapmanii


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Normally to about 4 feet in height. May reach 12 feet in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec




Use Ornamental: Common flowering, landscape shrub in southern Florida.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Butterflies
Larval Host: Larval food plant for Phoebis sennae, Cloudless Sulphur and Abaeis nicippe, Sleepy Orange butterflies.
Nectar Source: yes

Additional resources

USDA: Find Senna mexicana var. chapmanii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Senna mexicana var. chapmanii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Senna mexicana var. chapmanii


Record Modified: 2015-03-19
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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