Senna corymbosa

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Senna corymbosa
Senna corymbosa in bloom
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Cassieae
Subtribe: Cassiinae
Genus: Senna
Species: S. corymbosa
Binomial name
Senna corymbosa

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Senna corymbosa is an ornamental plant in the genus Senna. It is also known as Argentine senna, Argentina senna, buttercup bush, flowering senna, Texas flowery senna or tree senna.

This evergreen shrub reaches a height of about one meter. It can be grown in temperate climates as it is somewhat frost-hardy. The soil should be loamy and peaty. Argentine Senna may be propagated by cuttings planted in sand in warm and protected conditions (e.g. a glasshouse). In the Northern Hemisphere, it flowers in July.[1]


  • Adipera corymbosa (Lam.) Britton & Rose
  • Cassia corymbosa Lam.
  • Cassia crassifolia Ortega
  • Cassia falcata Dum. Cours.
Cassia falcata L. is a synonym of Senna occidentalis
  • Chamaefistula corymbosa (Lam.) G.Don


  1. ^ Pink (1904)
  2. ^ ILDIS (2005), USDA (2007)