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Privet Senna Wildflower Senna ligustrina 20 Seeds USA Company

Privet Senna Wildflower Senna ligustrina 20 Seeds USA Company

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Senna ligustrina, commonly known as "privet senna" or "privet wild sensitive plant," is a plant species belonging to the Fabaceae family. It is native to the southeastern United States and some parts of the Caribbean. Hardy in zones 9-12. Here are some key features and information about Senna ligustrina:

Appearance: Senna ligustrina is a deciduous shrub with compound leaves. The leaves are pinnately compound, meaning they consist of multiple leaflets arranged along a central stem. The leaflets are usually oval to lance-shaped and have a light green color.

Flowers: The plant produces bright yellow, pea-like flowers that are typical of the Fabaceae family. These flowers are borne on elongated spikes or racemes, and they have five petals with a distinct banner, wing, and keel arrangement.

Fruit: After flowering, Senna ligustrina forms seed pods. These pods are elongated and contain seeds. When the pods mature, they split open to release the seeds.

Habitat: Privet senna is commonly found in various habitats, including dry, sandy soils, open woods, meadows, and along roadsides. It can tolerate a range of soil conditions and is often found in disturbed areas.

Ecological Importance: Senna ligustrina is a host plant for the cloudless sulphur butterfly (Phoebis sennae) and other butterfly species. These butterflies lay their eggs on the plant, and the caterpillars feed on its leaves.

Senna ligustrina is appreciated for its vibrant yellow flowers and its ecological role in supporting butterfly species. It is not a commonly cultivated ornamental plant but is found in the wild and naturalized in various habitats within its native range.

 

Growing Instructions for the Privet Senna

 

Soak the seed in water for several hours. 2. Prepare a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. Water the mixture so that it is moist but not wet. 3. Put the seeds on the soil. 4. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil. 5. Water the seeds. 6. Place the pots in an area with warm temperatures in full sun or part shade. 7. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.

 

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