Lindheimer Senna

Lindheimer Senna
Lindheimer Senna

Some idiot in my neighborhood has been going around ripping out all the Lindheimer Senna growing wild near the end of our street.  I’m trying to save it—gathering the uprooted plants, putting them in water, and then replanting them—but I don’t know how successful I’ll be.  Lindheimer Senna is a beautiful native plant with delicate, velvety, silver-tipped leaves and lovely yellow flowers. It’s dangerous for cattle, but to the best of my knowledge we don’t have any cows roaming the neighborhood.

2 thoughts on “Lindheimer Senna

  1. Sadly, your chances of rescuing them are close to nil. What root hairs weren’t stripped in the original pulling dried out within a few minutes of exposure, and without those, the plant is unable to absorb water through its roots.

    Some people are truly dense when it comes to plants. This senna is very pretty, but it isn’t a “yard” plant, so it must be a weed, right? My husband, weed-puller in chief, almost lost his fiance, me, when he “weeded” his yard in New York and destroyed a bed of trilliums (you know, the endangered wildflower) that I estimated were 20 years old.
    These days he’s only allowed to pull two kinds of plants, which he can identify (I tested him): thistles and wild carrot, aka, beggar’s ticks. My yard looks pretty wild to most people, but to me it looks like a gathering of old friends. Old friends that occasionally need to be culled with a chainsaw 😛

    1. Hi Barbara, I know you won’t like to hear what I’m about to say, but I’m about to pull up every piece of Lindheimmer Senna that I can find – it killed one of my best horses last weekend and I cannot afford or bear to see another one die like that. However, seeing as you seem knowledgeable on the subject, may I ask you, if I pull up all the plants with their little bean pods on them, will they come back again? If there are any seed pods from last year that have fallen, when will they germinate and is there any way to prevent them from germinating. Thank you for any help you can give me

      TC King

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