Senna artemisioides ssp artemisioides
Silver Cassia

Uses: Hardy ornamental, suitable for areas of low maintenance. Can be used as a background shrub in mixed plantings, or on wide roadside verges, road batters and wide median strips as a barrier, wind-break and soil control. Requires good drainage.
Bird and insect attracting, native caterpillar food plants.

This plant is indigenous to the following botanical regions of South Australia.

:NW: North Western  
:LE: Lake Eyre   
:NU: Nullarbor   
:GT: Gairdner-Torrens   
:FR: Flinders Rangers  
:EA: Eastern   
:EP: Eyre Peninsula
:NL: Northern Lofty
:MU: Murray
:YP: Yorke Peninsula
For detail on these regions refer to the user guide.

  • Height 1-3m
  • Spread 1-2m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
  • Family Fabaceae
  • Botanical Name Senna artemisioides ssp artemisioides
  • Common Name Silver Cassia
  • Origin SA, NSW, WA, Qld, NT
  • Habit Dense
  • Landscape Coastal footslopes, 2nd line coast, Plains
  • Soil Texture Loam, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Lime, Moderate frost
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour Yellow
  • Flowering Time Winter, Spring
  • Flower Type Open-petalled
  • Purpose Wind protection, Screen, Ornamental, Habitat
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Form Medium Shrub (Usually between 1.2m & 3.6m)