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Sicklepod vs. Coffee senna

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(Senna obtusifolia)

Sicklepod leaf pictured with two green leaves featuring straight midrib (veins) on foliage. 
		Seed photo: Small brown Sicklepod seeds with pointed ends pictured next to dime for size comparison.


Coffee senna

(Senna occidentalis)

Multiple stems of Coffee senna are featured with teardrop shaped leaves. The stems have tinier strands that resemble hair coming from them at the base.
		Inset photo: Close up of two Coffee senna leaves to feature the midrib (vein) of the leaves, which create a v-shape.
		Seed photo: Coffee senna seeds are pictured next to a dime for size comparison. They are small, brown, round, and come to a point on one end like teardrops


One weed seed is enough to start an infestation.

Publication 3661 (POD-06-21)

By Taghi Bararpour, PhD, Assistant Extension/Research Professor, and Jason Bond, PhD, Extension/Research Professor, Delta Research and Extension Center.

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