Senna mexicana var. chapmanii

Chapman's sensitive plant, Bahama senna

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 2-4 ft    Width: 3-6 ft
Flower Color: flower color      yellow
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Specimen shrub. Can be a border plant or planted in a mass. Blooms all year.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, lime rock
Soil pH Range: Calcareous (high pH)

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Larval host for Cloudless Sulfur (Phoebis sennae), Orange-barred Sulfur (Phoebis philea) and Sleepy Orange (Eurema nicippe).
Native Habitats: Pinelands, hammocks, dunes. Typically in areas of good sun.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   10A,10B,11