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Gregg Senna, Gregg Cassia
Chamaecrista greggi (Cassia greggi)

Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

In Texas Gregg senna is rare and is known to occur only on the caliche hills of Jim Wells County. It also grows in Mexico. This plant has some ornamental potential in the southern part of the state with its solitary orange - yellow flowers adorning the un-armed, twisted, spreading stems.

Plant Habit or Use: small shrub


Flower Color: orange - yellow

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: legume

Height: 3 to 4 feet

Width: 2 to 3 feet

Plant Character:

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 9

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