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Senna obtusifolia (sicklepod)

Senna obtusifolia                                       

Identifying Characteristics:

Seed:  angular shaped; 4 to 6 mm in length; light to dark brown in color; 2 indentations

Seedling:  stem covered with short, downward-pointing hairs; compound leaves with 3 to 10 leaflets; larger terminal pair of leaflets; hairy, linear stipules

Mature Plant: erect, branching growth habit; solitary flowers located at leaf axils; yellow petals; pod is slender and up to 18 cm long

Method of Propagation: seed

Life Cycle: warm-season annual

References: Hall, David, Vernon Vandiver, & Jason Ferrell. "Sicklepod, Senna obtusifolia L." 

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