Buttercup Bush

Senna multiglandulosa

Buttercup bush has a playful golden splash of bright yellow flowers sometimes forming large clusters, which bloom year-round. Different parts of this plant have a variety of uses – the flowers are edible, the leaves, stems and roots can be used as a dye, and the branches have been used in basketry. Traditional medicinal treatments include its use for fever and dysentery. Will also attract butterflies!

Water: Moderate to Dry, can tolerate light drought

Hardiness: Small plants need frost protection, but once established can tolerate frost

Habit: Can grow up to 12' tall

Light: Full Sun

Soil: Thrives in moist, well-draining soil, but can tolerate clay and even sand

Origin: Mountainous areas of Central and South America, including Mexico, Guatemala and the Andes, now naturalized to some areas of coastal California

Additional Characteristics: Edible Flower, California Native, Nitrogen Fixer

Buttercup Bush