Vascular Plants of North Carolina
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DistributionScattered in 6 counties from Iredell to New Hanover. First collected "near Wilmington" in 1867 by W.M. Canby.

Native of the Paleo-tropics; in N.A. NY to IA south to FL and TX.
AbundanceRare.
HabitatCrop fields (fallow or otherwise), roadsides.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting July-November.
IdentificationCoffee Senna grows mostly 2-3 feet tall, with well-spaced leaves that are divided into 8-12 pairs of taper-tipped, ovate leaflets. Flowers occur in leaf axils, single or in small clusters, bright yellow. The pods are linear, 8-14 cm long.
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