Senna alata

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Noun1.Senna alata - tropical shrub (especially of Americas) having yellow flowers and large leaves whose juice is used as a cure for ringworm and poisonous bites; sometimes placed in genus Cassia
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
senna - any of various plants of the genus Senna having pinnately compound leaves and showy usually yellow flowers; many are used medicinally
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Among them were candle bush (Cassia alata) and mimosa (Mimosa pigra).
However, candle bush was widely promoted as an attractive pot plant in the 1980s before being declared a noxious weed in the 1990s, 100 years after its introduction--a measure of how difficult it can be to get the message across.
The soaring golden spikes of the candle bush and the bright yellow blossoms of beach buttercup illuminate the multicolor landscape, where the sky-blue plumbagos mingle with the fiery red of heliconia and penta, the orange blossoms of the pagoda flowers, the purple haze of the crepe myrtle and the glory bush and the coral trumpets of the cape honeysuckle.