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Buttercup Bush

Senna multiglandulosa

a.k.a. Downy Senna, Cassia tomentosa

Medium sized shrub or small tree up to 12 ft high. Found in humid mountainous regions of Central and South America. Has bright yellow flowers which cover the plant in season. Needs light and does well in a variety of environments.

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The buttercup bush is a shrub or small tree to 12 ft high.


Exact hardiness unknown, but will survive frosts and light freezes.

Growing Environment

It needs light and needs protection from frost when young, but will tolerate winters once established. It tolerates a wide variety of soils including sand and clay. It does well in humid environments, but will also thrive in semi-arid environments.


By seeds.


The flowers are used in stews. Root stems and leaves used for dyes while the branches are often used to make baskets in local regions. Medicinal uses include protecting against fever, typhoid, and dysentery.

Native Range

Native to the Andes Mountain Range and other mountainous areas in Central and South America, but now found all over the world.

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