Wild Senna - (Senna hebecarpa) is a native America wildflower. It is the host plant for Sleepy Orange butterfly and a favorite for bees.
Its lovely, bright yellow flowers bloom July-August. Autumn brings beautiful leaf colors and the formation of long black pods with seeds favored by larger birds like wild turkeys. A horizontal root system provides strength against winds, allowing the plant's stately (4-6') beauty to be appreciated even after the storm. Some gardeners use this sun-loving plant to form a hedge.
Plant full sun to part shade. Scarify (sandpaper rub) the seeds prior to plant. Soaking overnight is another option. Skip scarification if sowing outdoors in the fall/winter.