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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Senna||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Senna covesii (A. Gray) H.S. Irwin & Barneby
Habit: Subshrub, unarmed, leafy, dense-white to -gray-hairy. Stem: 3--6 dm. Leaf: stipules bristle-like, some persistent; leaflets 4--8, overlapped, opposite, short-stalked, 10--25 mm, elliptic. Inflorescence: axillary raceme, 5--15 mm, few-flowered. Flower: petals +- 12 mm, oblong-obovate, prominently veined, golden-yellow. Fruit: erect, dehiscent, 2--5 cm, oblong, +- straight, persistent. Seed: several.
Ecology: Dry, sandy desert washes, slopes; Elevation: 330--760 m. Bioregional Distribution: DSon; Distribution Outside California: to southern Nevada, southwestern New Mexico, Baja California. Flowering Time: Mar--Apr(fall)
Synonyms: Cassia covesii A. Gray
eFlora Treatment Author: Martin F. Wojciechowski & Elizabeth McClintock
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Senna artemisioides
Next taxon: Senna didymobotrya
Citation for this treatment: Martin F. Wojciechowski & Elizabeth McClintock 2016. Senna covesii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=44138, accessed on September 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on September 27, 2016.