Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Cassia Update from Ruth Baumgardner

I got a return email from Ruth Baumgardner, who clarified that the plant she spoke of on Saturday is Cassia marilandica.  I think the best (brief) description on line is probably at Cornell,

A couple of notes:  I'm not sure if it's going to tolerate the heat in Georgia, based upon the Cornell description.  Second, it appears as though there might be some tendency toward invasiveness. That doesn't necessarily rule a plant out in my book, but definitely means a bit of caution if you're not on top of it.


  1. Wow! Usually when I see a plant I've never heard of on someone's blog, it ends up being something that isn't cold-hardy enough for my zone. But, hot dog!, this is hardy to zone 4. So now I'm really perplexed because I've not heard of this by either senna or Cassia, and MI is not highlighted on the usda map for its native location (though, interesting, WI is!) Hmmm....

  2. It really is an interesting leaf pattern and flower structure.