Broad-leaf Desert Senna
Flower & New Pod
Fine-leaf Desert Senna
Bushes starting to Flower
Broad-leaf Desert Senna (Senna artemisioides ssp coriacea)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Shrubs & Bushes     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Legumes (Fabales)
Family: Legume (Fabaceae or Leguminosae)
Species: Broad-leaf Desert Senna (Senna artemisioides ssp coriacea)
This Photo:     🔍Comparison S a zygophylla🔎

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
The 2 on the left are S. a. ssp zygophylla, while the 3 on the right are S. a. ssp coriacea
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
All our Senna's start growing the pods from the centre of the flower as soon as the flower opens. It's a thin green bent stalk in the middle. As the flower is pollinated and so dies and falls off around the stem, the pod continues to grow.

Copyright © 2014-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 05-Feb-2014
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)