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Lindheimer’s senna in three stages

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Lindheimer's Senna Flowers and Pods 8851

A late-summer- and autumn-blooming plant that I still found flowering around Austin in early November is Lindheimer’s senna, Senna lindheimeriana. This one in Great Hills Park on an overcast November 4th exhibited buds, a flower, and several pods simultaneously.

You can read more about this species in an article by a member of the Boerne chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas. Among other things, I learned that an alternate name for Lindheimer’s senna is puppy dog’s ears, a reference to the softness of this plant’s leaflets.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

November 12, 2015 at 4:59 AM

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