Flowers, pods, and leaves. Photo: Don Wood, South Africa

Flowers, pods, and leaves. Photo Don Wood, South Africa

Common Name

Cancer Bush, Bladder Senna, Duck Plant




Introduced shrub to 1m tall. Leaves alternating up the stems, compound, with 7-25 leaflets, each 0.3-1.5cm long, 2-6mm wide, flat, upper surface sparsely hairy to hairless, lower surface hairy, margins hairy, tips blunt or notched. Flowers red, pea-shaped, with 5 petals, 2 almost joined together. Flowers in racemes of 2-8 flowers, the stalks arisng from the bases of the leaves.

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