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Senna occidentalis (L.) Link; frijolillo

Coarse, weedy herb; leaves alternate, simple, once-pinnately compound, even-pinnate; leaflets ovate, base round, margin entire, apex acute to acuminate; flowers axillary. yellow; legume fruits flat.

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Listed, as Cassia occidentalis, as an important source of pollen and/or nectar for bees (Souza Novello 1981).