Senna alata

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 Senna alata subsp. var.  Ringworm cassia
Inflorescences and foilage
Habit: tree
Height: to
Width: to
30ft 15ft
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Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early summer, mid summer, late summer, early fall, mid fall, late fall
Exposure: sun
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 10 to 12
Sunset Zones:
Flower features: orange, yellow
Fabaceae > Senna alata var. ,

Candle Bush (Senna alata) is an important medicinal tree as well as an ornamental flowering plants in the subfamily Caesalpinioideae. It also known as a Candelabra Bush, Empress Candle Plant, Ringworm Tree or "candletree" A remarkable species of Senna, it was sometimes separated in its own genus, Herpetica

Senna alata is native to Mexico, and can be found in diverse habitats. In the tropics it grows up to an altitude of 1,200 metres. It is an invasive species in Austronesia.

The shrub stands 3-4 m tall, with leaves 50-80 cm long. The infloresence looks like a yellow candle. The fruit shaped like a straight pod is up to 25 cm long. Its seed are distributed by water or animals. The leaves close in the dark.



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