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Cassia nemophila

 
Cassia nemophila
desert cassia
Cassia nemophila

Synonym(s) Senna nemophila
Common name desert cassia
Family fabaceae
Life cycle shrub (Z7)
Flowers yellow (early spring)
Size 6-8'
Light sun
Cultural notes well drained soil

Fast-growing evergreen shrub native to Australia with needle-like leaves extending like a jagged network to charming effect. In late winter or early spring, it produces an abundance of yellow pea-like flowers. The brown papery seedpods remain after flowering. May be sheared or pruned to enhance its naturally rounded form. Oddly, although its specific name nemophila means "woodland-loving", this species prefers full sun and plenty of heat.

desert cassia
Just planted, Nov 2018
Cassia nemophila
Grown nicely, Sept 2019

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: left fence border

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