Cassia hebecarpa Fernald
Clusters of light yellow to orange flowers bloom through July and August in North America.
Conservation status in the United StatesEdit
Senna hebecarpa is cultivated as an ornamental plant, for use as a perennial wildflower and flowering shrub in traditional and wildlife gardens, in natural landscaping projects, and for habitat restoration projects.
Native American ethnobotanyEdit
The Cherokee use an infusion of the plant for various purposes, including taking it for cramps, heart trouble, giving it to children and adults as a purgative and for fever, and taking it for 'blacks' (hands and eye sockets turn black). They also give an infusion of the root specifically to children for fever. They use a poultice the root for sores, and they use a compound infusion for fainting spells. They also use a compound for pneumonia. The Iroquois use the plant as a worm remedy and take a compound decoction as a laxative.
- ITIS Standard Report Page: Senna hebecarpa
- United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) (2014): Senna hebecarpa. Retrieved 8-24-2014.
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- "Senna hebecarpa". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 16 January 2018.
- Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Native Plant Information Network: ''Senna hebecarpa
- The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation: Pollinator Conservation Program
- "Plants Profile for Senna hebecarpa (American senna)". plants.usda.gov. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
- "Connecticut's Endangered, Threatened and Special Concern Species 2015". State of Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Bureau of Natural Resources. Retrieved 1 January 2018. (Note: This list is newer and updated from the one used by plants.usda.gov)
- Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 54
- Herrick, James William, 1977, Iroquois Medical Botany, State University of New York, Albany, PhD Thesis, page 362
- USDA Plants Profile for Senna hebecarpa (American senna)
- University of Michigan—Dearborn: Native American Ethnobotany of Senna hebecarpa
- Connecticut Botanical Society: Senna hebecarpa
- Illinois Wildflowers: Senna hebecarpa
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