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This is one of many pages describing plants and animal life that we have in our garden. In many cases, we don't know what they are. Comments welcome.

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This used to be Mystery plant 16. There are several of them in the north garden bed round the lilac. I think some were there last year, and they died down in the winter and came back again in the spring. In (late January 2009) they were about 1.2 metres high.


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In May 2009 I though I had identified it as a Virgilia capensis, but when they finally flowered in late winter, on 31 July 2009, by which time they were over 2 metres high, the flowers were yellow:


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Based on this information, Laurel Gordon tells me that this is a Senna aciphylla, which seems plausible. Here's a French photo (they seem to be popular in France):

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