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Plant Countdown to Members' Day Plant Sale - Day 5

Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 06:40:59 AM

Senna mexicana var. chapmanii, known as Bahama senna, is native to South Florida, the Bahamas and Cuba.  It is a small shrub to 6 feet tall with yellow flowers nearly all year.  Bahama senna is a larval host plant for several butterflies, including the orange-barred sulphur, sleepy orange sulphur and cloudless sulphur.  It grows best in full sun to light shade.  Bahama senna is a wonderful choice for all butterfly gardens.  We have examples of this species growing in our butterfly garden.





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