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Plants of the UNF Campus

Senna bicapsularis - Fall-blooming senna
Family Fabaceae


About sixty species of Senna are native around the world. Previously, this genus was lumped together with the genus, Cassia. The fall-blooming senna is native to southern South America. It is a dramatic shrub in fall when bright yellow flowers cover it. The larvae of sulphur butterflies feed on this and other Senna species.


See plants on pond ‘H’ behind building 6 and at University Center.


Large shrub to eight feet or more in height, and spreading as wide.

Care Instructions:

Light: full sun

Water: well-drained soil, tolerates drought

Soil: average garden soil

Grow this plant in a sunny site with well-drained soil. Temperatures below the mid-twenties may kill this plant to the ground. Usually, it will resprout from the ground in the following spring.