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Senna covesii

Coues' cassia and Desert Senna.

Santa Margarita, CA
Size Quantity Price
Five Gallon 0 $ 29.99
One Gallon 0 $ 9.99
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Coues' cassia flowers are very much like a Palo Verde's, shrub is like Encelia farinosa. This Cassia has done very well in the nursery. I keep expecting it to be difficult and picky. Doesn't seem to care, as long as I don't freeze it to bad. (syn. Cassia covesii, Senna polyantha) A small perennial sub-shrub with yellow flowers and gray foliage. Coues' Cassia is "Rare in dry, gravelly washes of the Colorado Desert".. "Named after Dr. Elliott Coues 1842-1899, noted ornithologist who was stationed by the U.S. government at Fort Whipple in 1864, author of Birds of the Colorado Valley", Edmund C. Jaeger, Desert Wildflowers. A rather small rock garden plant or wonderful addition to a cactus garden.

Senna covesii tolerates sand.
Senna covesii is great for a butterfly garden.
Senna covesii's foliage color is gray and type is evergreen.
Senna covesii's flower color is yellow.

Communities for Senna covesii:Creosote Bush Scrub.

ph: 6.80 to 7.80
usda: 6 to 10
height[m]: 0.30 to 0.80
width[m]: 0.20 to 0.50
rainfall[cm]: 20.00 to 80.00

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