Taxon  Report   7526    
Senna armata  (S. Watson) H. S. Irwin & Barneby
Desert senna,  Spiny senna
Senna armata
© 2010 Neal Kramer
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Senna armata
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Senna armata
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Senna armata, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Senna armata
© 2004 James M. Andre
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Senna
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cassia armata
More information about  Senna armata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 17, 2019).