sicklepod

COMMON NAME: Sicklepod
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Senna obtusifolia
FAMILY: Fabaceae
LIFECYCLE: Annual
FEATURES: Summer annual herb. Pinnately compound leaf. Leaves obovate with no points on leaf tip.
Flowers yellow. Elongated bean pod that curves downward.
DESCRIPTION: Similar in appearance to coffee senna. Coffee senna leaflets pointed, bean pod turns up.
Sicklepod leaflets not pointed, bean pod turns down.

Broad View Developed plant.

Broad View
Developed plant.

Leaf Leaf

Leaf
Leaf

Flower / Seed Head Bean pods

Flower / Seed Head
Bean pods