Queensland Native Seeds

Senna artemisioides subsp. zygophylla

Scientific NameSenna artemisioides subsp. zygophylla
CategoriesNitrogen FixerShrub
Common Name(s)Butter Bush
FamilyFabaceae, Subfamily Caesalpinioideae


"Shrub or rarely small tree, erect, to 3 m high, glabrous or very sparsely pubescent with appressed hairs, glaucous. Leaves 8–30 mm long including a terete or compressed petiole 8–12 (–20) mm long,..." (Flora of Australia)


Senna artemisioides subsp. zygophylla like some other Senna spp. may be under-utilised in rehabilitation work. The seed can be collected and stored efficiently, mixed and applied easily and is economical.

Historical Notes


Senna artemisioides subsp. zygophylla is found in all states. It is widespread throughout Victoria and New South Wales. Widespread also in Queensland except in the far north. Restricted to more southern areas of the Northern Territory and to minor occurrences in southern inland of Western Australia.

Distribution Map | Senna artemisioides subsp. zygophylla | Queensland Native Seeds