Seymeria cassioides (J.F. Gmelin) Blake - Yaupon Blacksenna

Seymeria cassioides plant

Family - Scrophulariaceae


Seymeria cassioides stem


Seymeria cassioides leaves




Seymeria cassioides flower

Seymeria cassioides fruitFruit.

Flowering - August - October.

Habitat - Sandhills, pinelands, roadsides.

Origin - Native to North America.

Other information - This species can be found scattered throughout Alabama in counties where its preferred habitat is found. The plant can be identified by its many-branched stems, filiform leaf segments, yellow flowers, and glabrous capsules.
The genus Seymeria is named for English naturalist Henry Seymer (1745-1800).
The species epithet cassioides means "resembling Cassia" a genus in the bean family.

Alabama Distribution:

Seymeria cassioides map

Photographs taken at the Tuskeegee National Forest, AL., 10-9-04.

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