Senna covesii (A. Gray) Irwin & Barneby  
Family: Fabaceae
rattlebox senna,  more...
[Cassia covesii A. Gray]
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Liz Makings  
Plant: perennial subshrub to 50 cm, unarmed, leafy, densely white-hairy Leaves: even-1-pinnate, alternate; stipules bristle-like, some persistent; leaflets 2-3 pairs, overlapped, opposite, short-stalked, 1-2.5 cm, elliptic INFLORESCENCE: in axillary racemes, 5-15 mm, few-flowered Flowers: generally slightly bilateral, generally showy; sepals ± free; petals free, ± 12 mm, oblong-obovate, prominently veined, pale yellow; stamens free, 7 fertile, 3 sterile, anthers generally > filaments, opening by terminal pores Fruit: legume, dehiscent, 2-5 cm, oblong, ± straight,splitting at both sutures, pubescent; Seeds several Misc: Dry, sandy desert washes, slopes; 500-600 m.; Apr References: Shreve and Wiggins 1964. J.C. Hickman, ed. The Jepson Manual.
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Thomas Van Devender  
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