Christmass Cassia
a Butterfly Host Plant

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CHRISTMAS CASSIA or FALL CASSIA
Cassia bicapsularis also known as Senna bicapsularis
Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly Phoebis sennae, Sleepy Orange Butterfly Eurema nicippe,
and Orange-barred Sulphur Butterfly Phoebis philea Host or Larval Food Plant

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Christmas Cassia, Christmas Senna, Fall Cassia, Fall Senna (Senna bicapsularis or Cassia bicapsularis)

Christmas Cassia
Cassia bicapsularis
also known as Senna bicapsularis
Christmas Cassia, Christmas Senna, Fall Cassia, Fall Senna (Senna bicapsularis or Cassia bicapsularis)

Christmas Cassia
Cassia bicapsularis
also known as Senna bicapsularis
Christmas Cassia, Christmas Senna, Fall Cassia, Fall Senna (Senna bicapsularis or Cassia bicapsularis)

Christmas Cassia
Cassia bicapsularis
also known as Senna bicapsularis
Sleepy Orange Butterfly (Eurema nicippe) on Purple Salvia

Sleepy Orange Butterfly
Eurema nicippe
Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly (Phoebis sennae)

Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly
Phoebis sennae
Orange-barred Sulphur Butterfly (Phoebis philea)

Orange-barred Sulphur Butterfly
Phoebis philea
Botanical Name: Cassia bicapsularis

Common Names: Christmas Cassia

Plant type: Shrub

Zone: 8a to 11

Light: Full sun

Size: Up to 12' tall

Water: Average water needs

Soil: Average garden soil

Propagation: Cuttings, seed

Bloom: Yellow

Note: Host plant for Sleepy Orange, Cloudless Sulphur, and Orange-barred Sulphur.

Note: All parts of plant are posionous.

Note: Caterpillars are green when they eat leaves. In the fall when the yellow flowers and flower buds appear, caterpillars which eat the blooms and buds will be yellow.