Senna hebecarpa

ClassificationDicots
FamilyFabaceae
Family (Traditional)Fabaceae
GenusSenna
Species:Senna hebecarpa (Fernald) H. S. Irwin & Barneby
Common NameAmerican Senna
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: GRSM; Natural Area Presence: UCR; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: compound; Leaf Dissection: 1; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 14; Leaflet Number: 16; Leaflet Number: 18; Anther Type: Basifixed; Base Flower Color: Yellow; Carpel Number/Pistil: 1; Fruit Complexity: Simple; Fruit Type: Legume; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: Yes; Inflorescence Types: raceme; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Number: 5; Pistil Complexity: Simple; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Parietal; Sepal Number: 5; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 7
C value 6
StatusNative; AGCP (FAC), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S4?] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Boyle (KY), Bullitt (KY), Edmonson (KY), Franklin (KY), Madison (KY), Menifee (KY), Oldham (KY), Bledsoe (TN), Carter (TN), Chester (TN), Cocke (TN), Dickson (TN), Hawkins (TN), Maury (TN), Sullivan (TN), Unicoi (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, ETSU, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1984 - 2019

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100768405 Menifee Kentucky 15 Jun 1989 R.C. Clark
22237
EKY
Senna hebecarpa
31234100432556 Franklin Kentucky Donald K. Walker
475
EKY
Senna hebecarpa
BEREA014089 Boyle Kentucky
BEREA
Senna hebecarpa
BEREA014090 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Senna hebecarpa
APSC0014225 Carter Tennessee 01 Oct 1993 Milo Pyne with D. Rust
93-273
APSC
Senna hebecarpa
APSC0083974 Bullitt Kentucky
APSC
Senna hebecarpa
APSC0102255 Franklin Kentucky
APSC
Senna hebecarpa
APSC0083972 Bullitt Kentucky
APSC
Senna hebecarpa
APSC0083975 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Senna hebecarpa
N/A Hawkins Tennessee 14 Jul 2019 Frosty Levy, Elaine Walker
ETSU
Senna hebecarpa
ETSU027189 Sullivan Tennessee 27 Jul 2018 Frosty Levy, Elaine Walker, Sollie Walker
18274
ETSU
Senna hebecarpa
N/A Hawkins Tennessee 25 Aug 2019 Frosty Levy, Elaine Walker
ETSU
Senna hebecarpa
UCHT043117 Chester Tennessee
UCHT
Senna hebecarpa
31234100432564 Franklin Kentucky 11 Jul 1984 Steven Rice
FR-717
EKY
Senna hebecarpa
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 12 Aug 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Senna hebecarpa
APSC0083971 Bullitt Kentucky
APSC
Senna hebecarpa
APSC0095608 Franklin Kentucky
APSC
Senna hebecarpa
APSC0086537 Franklin Kentucky
APSC
Senna hebecarpa
APSC0014226 Maury Tennessee 09 Aug 1995 Milo Pyne
95-161
APSC
Senna hebecarpa
APSC0014227 Dickson Tennessee 06 Sep 1986 Kevin H. Souza
86-584
APSC
Senna hebecarpa
APSC0115153 Franklin Kentucky
APSC
Senna hebecarpa
ETSU030484 Cocke Tennessee
ETSU
Senna hebecarpa
ETSU026622 Hawkins Tennessee 25 Aug 2019 Frosty Levy, Elaine Walker
19777
ETSU
Senna hebecarpa
ETSU032777 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Senna hebecarpa
ETSU026467 Hawkins Tennessee 14 Jul 2019 Frosty Levy, Elaine Walker
19632
ETSU
Senna hebecarpa
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Senna hebecarpa - Milo Pyne
Senna hebecarpa - Milo Pyne