Powered by the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions
Plant Form: Upright herb or small shrub.
Size: Up to 3 m tall.
Stem: With ridges across and greyish-white hairs.
Leaves: 3-6 pairs of large leaflets, up to 10 cm long. Leaflets are covered in whitish hairs, have pointed tips and a finger-like gland on the stalk.
Flowers: Bright yellow to deep orange with 5 petals. In small clusters at the leaf forks. Petals may get brown veins as they age.
Fruit and Seeds: Very slender, flattened pods 10-18 cm long, usually curved downwards. Covered in long whitish hairs which turn brown as they mature.
Habitat: Disturbed areas, roadways, cropping areas, forest edges, woodlands.
Distinguishing Features: Distinguished from other Sennas (Senna species) by the greyish-white hairs on stems, leaves, and pods.