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Senna purpusii, Baja California Senna
Scientific Name: Senna purpusii
Common Name: Baja California Senna
Also Called: Family:Fabaceae or Leguminosae Family
Synonyms: (Cassia purpusii, Adipera purpusii) Status:Native Duration:Perennial Size: Up to 3 feet or more.
Growth Form:Shrub; erect multiple stems.
Leaves: Green; dense green foliage.
Flower Color: Yellow;
Flowering Season: Early Spring and again in Fall. Elevation: Near sea-level to 1,500 feet.
Habitat Preferences: Coastal mesas, plains, and along arroyos, sandy-gravelly flats near Creosote bush scrub in Baja California.
Recorded Range: Southern California, Baja California and northwest Mexico.
U.S. Weed Information: No information available.
Invasive/Noxious Weed Information: No information available.
Wetland Indicator: No information available.
Threatened/Endangered Information: No information available.
Genus Information: 59 species in Senna throughout most of the eastern half and southern half of the United States and in Ontario, Canada. 9 species in Arizona, 8 species in California. Several members of the genus Senna have been re-classified from Cassia.
The Plant List includes 1,225 scientific plant names of species rank for the genus Senna. Of these 272 are accepted species names.
Comments: Scant information exists for Senna purpusii, published or on-line.