Chapman’s Cassia

Senna Mexicana var. chapmanii

Attractive blooms of yellow and interesting, soft foliage. Plant is the larval host for 3 different species of butterflies. Like areas of good sun and can handle periods of drought. This is an extremely interesting, easy care plant. I recommend using Senna Mexicana as a specimen plant. You can plant individually or in a clump of 2 or 3 to make a robust look and draw in more attention.

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida and the West Indies (Cuba, Bahamas).

State of Florida Status: Threatened

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: This is rare in South Florida, native only to the Miami Rock Ridge and the Florida Keys. Using modern NatureServe criteria, we re-ranked this as Imperiled in South Florida in July 2018.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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