|Scientific Name||Senna roemeriana (Cassia roemeriana)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||SERO8|
|Common Name||Two-leaf Senna||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||505174|
|Description||Habitat: Dry, calcareous or clay soils; hillsides, prairies, open areas.
Plant: Erect/ascending perennial with a few to many pubescent-hairy stems 1 to 2 feet high.
Leaves: Alternate, compound leaves on petioles up to 1 inch long, with one pair of lanceolate or lance-linear, leaflets, each 1-1/4 to 2-3/8 inches long and up to 1/2-inch wide, both sides covered with soft hairs.
Inflorescence: Two to six golden-yellow flowers 1-1/8 inch or more wide borne in terminal racemes arising from leaf axils; 5 elliptic petals with obvious brownish veins; stamens straw-colored to light brown.
Bloom Period: April to September.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi and "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist.
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