Velvet-leaf wild sensitive-plant or Lindheimer’s senna is a bushy perennial, 3-6 ft. high. Its yellow, 1 1/2 in. flowers are borne in terminal or upper axillary, spike-like racemes. The five oval petals are crimped at the edges. The compound leaves have 4-8 pairs of oval leaflets, sometimes pointed, covered with soft hairs, and are arranged spirally around the stems.

This plant is effective in a wildflower garden as a specimen or background plant. The seeds provide an essential source of food for birds.

Height: 3’-6′
Spread: 2’-5′
Bloom: August-October
Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water: Low
Zone:  8, 9, 10, 11
Origin: Texas, New Mexico, Arizona