Sep. 2, 2020

coffeeweed, Senna obtusifolia

Also called Java-bean, Chinese senna, or many other names around the world. The uses of all parts of this plant are many. It is very rich in protein and used a variety of ways, including as a meat substitute. It is involved in many herbal remedies, and if nothing else is nourishing if used internally. Coffeeweed is becoming invasive in some areas, including California. It can now be found in AL, AR, CA, DE, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, and WV. Everglades National Park, Miami-Dade Co FL, 1/26/13. Bean family, Fabaceae.