Flowers and leaves. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: Murray Fagg, Australian National Botanic Gardens, ACT

Flowers, pods, and leaves. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: Denise Grieg, Kings Park Botanic Gardens, Perth, WA

Common Name

Silver Cassia




Shrub 1-3m tall.  Leaves alternating up the stem,s composed of 3-8 pairs of leaflets, each leaflet 1-2cm long, cylindrical, channelled above, or linear with the edges rolled inwards, sparsely to densely hairy.  Flowers fragrant.  Flowers yellow, with 5 petals.  Flowers clusters of 4-12 flowers, the stalks arisng from the bases of the leaves.  Family was Caesalpiniaceae.  Presumed extinct Vic (as Senna form taxon 'artemisioides').

Description and photo (as Cassia artemisioides) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 377

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