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Coffee Senna

Cassia occidentalis

Description:

Pinnately Compound leaf (10 leaflets; smallest near stem) Alternate leaf arrangement Seed pod: up to 5 inches long and thing 2-4 Seed pods at each axil Flowers are yellow, but I didn't have a good, complete specimen

Notes:

Plant attracts stink bugs and caterpillars (pictured)

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Stypticweed
Senna occidentalis


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3 Comments

chesterbperry
chesterbperry 7 years ago

It appears they are caterpillars of the cloudless sulphur, specifically male, they seem to enjoy plants of that genus. http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/bfly...

RedTopRanger
RedTopRanger 7 years ago

Thanks, chesterbperry! Any idea about the caterpillars it seems to attract?

chesterbperry
chesterbperry 7 years ago

This is an introduced species, the seeds have been used as a substitute and filler for coffee.

RedTopRanger
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RedTopRanger

Georgia, USA

Spotted on Sep 7, 2013
Submitted on Sep 25, 2013

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