Easter cassia

Easter cassia

Senna pendula (Fabaceae)

Common Name:

Easter cassia

Scientific Name:

Senna pendula (Fabaceae)


Alternative common names:

Description:

A shrub or small tree growing up to 4m high with rounded, densely leafy crown and arching branches. Green leaves with yellow margins and leaflets in 4-5 pairs. Bright yellow flowers are prevalent throughout the year. It has brown pods that are straight to slightly curved.

Additional Information


Where does this species come from?

South America

What is its invasive status in South Africa?

Existing legislation: CARA 2002 - Category 1 NEMBA 2020 - Category 1b

Where does this species come from?

South America

Where in South Africa is it a problem?

KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, and Mpumalanga

How does it spread?

Seed dispersal

Why is it a problem?

Scrambles over and competes with indigenous species. Poisonous

What does it look like?

General description: A shrub or small tree growing up to 4m high with a rounded crown.
Leaves: Green leaves with yellow margins and leaflets in 4-5 pairs.
Flowers: Bright yellow flowers all year.
Fruit/seeds: Brown pods that are straight to slightly curved

Does the plant have any uses?

Ornament

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