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Cassia glauca SEEDS

Cassia glauca SEEDS

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Cassia glauca, commonly known as the Desert Senna or American Senna, is a drought-tolerant and visually striking flowering shrub native to the southwestern United States and parts of Mexico. This resilient plant is known for its unique appearance and adaptability to arid environments. Here's a brief description of Cassia glauca:

Cassia glauca is a compact to medium-sized deciduous shrub that typically reaches heights of 2 to 5 feet (0.6 to 1.5 meters). It is characterized by its distinctive foliage and striking yellow flowers. The leaves of the Desert Senna are pinnately compound, with numerous small leaflets that give the plant a delicate, fern-like appearance. These leaflets are usually bluish-green in color, lending the shrub its specific epithet "glauca," which means "grayish or bluish-green."

One of the most captivating features of Cassia glauca is its profusion of bright yellow, butterfly-like flowers. These blossoms are typically five-petaled and are borne in clusters, adding a burst of color and vibrancy to the shrub. The flowering period typically occurs in late spring to early summer, and the display of yellow blooms against the grayish-green foliage is both eye-catching and attractive to pollinators such as bees and butterflies.

As the flowering season wanes, the plant may produce elongated seed pods. These pods contain numerous seeds and can be an interesting addition to the overall aesthetic of the shrub.

Cassia glauca is well-suited to xeric (dry) landscapes and thrives in arid and desert regions. It is known for its ability to withstand periods of drought and its low-maintenance nature. This resilience makes it a valuable choice for xeriscaping projects and water-wise gardens.

Whether used as an ornamental shrub in native plant gardens or as part of xeriscape landscaping, Cassia glauca brings both beauty and adaptability to arid environments. Its unique foliage and vibrant yellow flowers make it a visually appealing addition to gardens and landscapes in regions with challenging water conditions.


Botanical family: Fabaceae

Botanical genus: Cassia

Botanical species: Cassia glauca

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