Maryland Senna is a member of the pea family found in moist forested areas and disturbed sites and is drought tolerant once established. This shrub-like plant has attractive feathery, compound leaves and yellow flowers that bloom in mid-summer and develop into dark brown seed pods. It is an important host plant for many species of Sulfur butterflies and the seeds are a favorite of wild turkeys in addition to dove and quail. Surface sow outdoors in winter. If propagating in the spring or indoors, the seeds require scarification prior to stratification.
Senna marilandica, Maryland Senna
- Height: 3'-6'. Spread: 2'-3'. Yellow flowers July to August. Sun. Seed pre-treatment