|Etymology||Genus||From the Arabic name Sana|
|Species||Winged; referring to the winged fruits|
|Synonyms||Cassia alata L., Cassia bracteata L.f.|
|Common Names||Seven Golden Candlesticks, Ringworm Tree|
|Native Distribution||Northern part of South America|
Senna alata is a shrub that can be found growing wild in our scrublands. Its erect and flaming yellow-orange inflorescence makes it easy to identify. The leaflets are also rather diagnostic, being large and almost rectangular.
Form of the Seven Golden Candlesticks.
Inflorescence with developing fruits.
Close-up of a leaflet.
Fruits are 4-winged.