IUCN threat status:

Not evaluated

Comprehensive Description

Read full entry


This rare plant has attractive foliage, but blooms sparingly. In the photograph of the flowering plant on the lower right, one of the sickle-shaped seedpods is evident; it is still green. Sicklepod resembles Senna marilandica (Maryland Senna) and Senna hebecarpa (Wild Senna) somewhat in appearance, but it is a shorter annual plant that has 1) fewer leaflets per compound leaf, 2) leaflets with a more obovate shape, and 3) seedpods that are more curved and slender. In the past, Sicklepod was often assigned to the Bean family (Fabaceae), rather than the Caesalpinia family. Return


Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)

© John Hilty

Source: Illinois Wildflowers

Belongs to 1 community


EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!