Desert Senna Flower Desert Senna Leaves Desert Senna Plant Desert Senna Plant Sabino Mountain Community During Good Monsoons 8/10/16 Desert Senna Plant Sabino Mountain Community. 11/13/15.
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Wildflowers of Southern Arizona


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Desert Senna.
Senna covesii.
Pea (Fabaceae) Family.

The flowers are 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide and have 5 cupped petals. The flowers are followed long, fuzzy, brown bean pods that become woody and twisted and split in half when dry. The leaves are dull green to gray-green in color and pinnately compound with 2 to 3 pairs of elliptical leaflets. The stems are thornless, tan in color, and covered in fuzzy hair.

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area
Location: Road to Bear Canyon.
Location: Main Road 1/3 mile from Visitor Center.
3/31/15 & 9/14/15

Notes: Widespread in foothills of Santa Catalina Mountains and adjacent desert.

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