wild senna

a subshrubby senna, Cassia marilandica, of the eastern U.S., having yellow flowers. Also called American senna.

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  • Wild senna — Senna Sen na, n. [Cf. It. & Sp. sena, Pg. sene, F. s[ e]n[ e]; all fr. Ar. san[=a].] 1. (Med.) The leaves of several leguminous plants of the genus Cassia. ({C. acutifolia}, {C. angustifolia}, etc.). They constitute a valuable but nauseous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wild senna — noun North American perennial herb; leaves are used medicinally; sometimes placed in genus Cassia • Syn: ↑Senna marilandica, ↑Cassia marilandica • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Senna …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wild senna — Cassia (E,CR/ROC) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • Senna (plant) — Senna Senna alexandrina Scientific classification Kingdom: Pla …   Wikipedia

  • Senna — Sen na, n. [Cf. It. & Sp. sena, Pg. sene, F. s[ e]n[ e]; all fr. Ar. san[=a].] 1. (Med.) The leaves of several leguminous plants of the genus Cassia. ({C. acutifolia}, {C. angustifolia}, etc.). They constitute a valuable but nauseous cathartic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Senna hebecarpa — Taxobox name = American Senna image width = 240px image caption = Ripening pods status = G5 status system = TNC regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida subclassis = Rosidae unranked ordo = Eurosids I ordo = Fabales… …   Wikipedia

  • Senna hebecarpa — ID 77462 Symbol Key SEHE3 Common Name American senna Family Fabaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution CT, DC, DE, GA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • senna — /sen euh/, n. 1. any plant, shrub, or tree belonging to the genus Cassia, of the legume family, having pinnate leaves and large clusters of flowers. 2. any of various cathartic drugs consisting of the dried leaflets of certain of these plants, as …   Universalium

  • Senna (genus) — Taxobox name = Senna image width = 200px image caption = Caesalpinia exostemma ssp. exostemma inflorescence, Guanacaste (Costa Rica) regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida subclassis = Rosidae unranked ordo = Eurosids I… …   Wikipedia

  • Senna marilandica — noun North American perennial herb; leaves are used medicinally; sometimes placed in genus Cassia • Syn: ↑wild senna, ↑Cassia marilandica • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Senna …   Useful english dictionary


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