Desert Senna

Common Names:
Desert Senna
Scientific name:
Senna armata
Elevation range:
300 - 4,200 ft.
Flowering Months:
March, April, May, June, July
Height | Length:
< 4 ft.
Life Cycle | Lifeform:
Shrub
State Occurrences:
Desert region:
Mojave, Sonoran

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Desert Senna in the desert

Senna armata shrubs are rounded and seldom have leaves which emerge in spring but fall off quickly. Flowers can be persistent and will burst forth after the first summer rain. Stoddard Valley, CA | Aug 30, 2014   

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Desert Senna in the desert

Detail of Senna armata stems, rounded buds and flower clusters. This plant is a member of the Fabaceae (Pea) family. Stoddard Valley, CA | August 2014    

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Desert Senna in the desert

Senna armata provides a beautiful golden accent to this Creosote Bush scrub plant community. Flowers are pleasantly aromatic. Mojave National Preserve | April 10, 2014  

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Desert Senna in the desert

Senna armata is a small shrub with golden yellow flowers with five petals. Mojave National Preserve | April 2014