Senna lindheimeriana (Lindheimer's Senna)
Also known as Velvet Leaf Senna, Velvet-leaf Wild Sensitive-plant.
Lindheimer Senna is an erect, bushy perennial with yellow blooms. It grows in sun or part shade, in shallow limestone soil, on hillsides or dry, rocky fields. Its leaves are gray, thick and have a velvety texture. It is effective in a wildflower garden as either a specimen, or background plant. Birds and other wildlife eat the seeds.
AT A GLANCE
|Sun exposure||Sun to to part shade|
|Bloom time||Summer, fall
|Mature height||3-6 ft
|Mature spread||3-4 ft|
|Attracts||Birds, butterflies, bees
|Host plant||Sleepy Orange butterfly, Sulphur butterflies.
|Notes||Bumble bee friendly.
|Present in state|
|Present in county and native|
|Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state|
|Not present in state|
|Present and rare, native in county|
|Previously present, now extinct|
|Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)|