Golden Cassia, Large-flowered Sensitive Pea, Prairie Senna, Senna Pea, Wild Sensitive Plant.
Chaemacrista from the Greek word meaning "low crest"; fasciculata from the Latin word meaning "grouped together in bundles", most likely referring to the drooping flower parts.
Prefers dry, sandy soils of the Tallgrass Region, especially along roadsides and other disturbed places. Bright yellow flowers bloom from July to September. Leaves fold when touched. Loves the sun!
Related species have been used medicinally, the drug senna comes from species native to Egypt and Saudi Arabia. There are no recorded medicinal uses by Native Americans or early settlers.
|Sun Exposure||Prairie, Savanna|
|Soil Moisture||Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry|
|Max Height||2 feet|
|Seeds Per Packet||250|
|Seeds Per Ounce||2,700|
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Herbal Uses: Plants have an extensive root system and are used to stabilize soils.
Medicinal Uses: Unknown
Edible Uses: Unknown