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Size at Maturity: Typically grows up to 2-4 feet tall and wide.

Bloom Season: Blooms from late spring to fall.

Native Status to Florida: Native to Florida.

pH Requirements: Prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil (pH 6.0-7.5).

Sun Exposure: Thrives in full sun to partial shade.

Salt Tolerance: Moderate salt tolerance.

Moisture Requirements: Prefers consistently moist, well-drained soil.

Wildlife Benefits: Attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies with its nectar-rich flowers. Provides food for various caterpillars and host plant for certain butterfly species; including those of the Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae) and Sleepy Orange (Abaeis nicippe) butterflies.

Medicinal Uses: Senna mexicana has been used traditionally in herbal medicine as a laxative and for its purported anti-inflammatory properties.

Phenology: Produces clusters of bright yellow flowers followed by slender seed pods.

Considerations (if any): Some species of Senna can be toxic if ingested in large quantities; caution advised.

Recommended Landscape Uses: Butterfly gardens, naturalized areas, or as a specimen plant for its bright flowers.

Toxicity to Pets: Parts of the plant can be toxic if ingested; may cause gastrointestinal discomfort.

Chapman’s Sensitive Plant, Bahama Senna - Senna mexicana


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