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Cassia - American
Senna, Indian Senna
perennial for large masses, Cassia marilandica is an
attractive addition to the large perennial border. The
flowers are pea-like, yellow, with a dark center and
are borne in large clusters. The leaves are locust-like;
that is, they are finely divided. The plants grow 4
feet to 5 feet tall and bloom in August and September.
Large masses planted among shrubbery or in a wide perennial
border are attractive. It may even be used as a hedge,
for the plants are rather woody.
Give the plants sun, and if a moist soil is available,
they will be at home in it.
Cassias produce a large quantity of seed which grows
readily if sown as soon as ripe. The woody clumps may
be divided with a hatchet.