Maryland Senna (Senna marilandica)

Host Plant: sulphur butterflies Nectar Plant: other insects Flower Color: yellow Growth Habit: herbaceous perennial that grows to 6 feet tall Range in North America: midwest and eastern United States Exposure: Full sun Hardiness: Zones 4-9 Soil Requirements: medium moisture, well-drained soils

Maryland Wild Sensitive-plant, Maryland Wild Senna, Wild Senna, American Senna

Maryland senna (Senna marilandica), a member of the Fabaceae (Pea Family), is a herbaceous perennial that grows to 6 feet tall and has yellow flowers that bloom in the summer.

Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)

Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly – Meganmccarty, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Orange-barred Sulphur (Phoebis philea)

Orange Barred Sulphur Butterfly – ALAN SCHMIERER, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

Sleepy Orange (Eurema nicippe)

Sleepy Orange Butterfly – ALAN SCHMIERER, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

Tailed Orange (Eurema proterpia)

Tailed Orange Butterfly – ALAN SCHMIERER, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

Little Yellow (Eurema lisa)

Little Yellow Butterfly – ALAN SCHMIERER, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

Maryland senna is found in open woodlands and wet meadows.  It is native to the midwest and eastern United States.

The species name of this plant means Maryland.

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