Queensland Native Seeds

Senna circinnata

Scientific NameSenna circinnata
CategoriesNitrogen FixerShrub
Common Name(s)Spring-Pod Cassia
FamilyFabaceae, Subfamily Caesalpinioideae


"Shrub or small tree to 2 m high,..." (Flora of Australia)

"Pod flat, 6–12 cm long, 10 mm wide, helically coiled, entire." (Flora of Australia)


A very distinctive shrub, the seed of which is easily collected and processed.

Historical Notes


Mostly found in western areas of NSW and Queensland however several occurrences occur on the coast near Bowen, Qld.

Distribution Map | Senna circinnata | Queensland Native Seeds

Senna circinnata | microscope | Queensland Native Seeds

References and Related Links

Flora of Australia. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. [Date Accessed: Dec 5, 2020] http://www.ausflora.org.au