What is this perennial?

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Date Photo Taken: 06/22/2012
Location: Stockbridge, GA
Posted By: wallaway


This plant has come up for several years. It has pretty little yellow flowers. We have never let it grow more than a foot thinking it is a weed.


  1. Buck Unregistered says:

    It’s local name around here is coffee plant – but, it is not the plant coffee comes from. Perhaps during hard times in the past, it was a substitute? It can become a nuissance.

    June 23rd, 2012 at 6:32 am
  2. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    See a previous post to Walter on Sicklepod at this link http://www.walterreeves.com/gardening-q-and-a/sicklepod-coffeebean-identification/
    In lawn care it is considered a weed. It is identified as both an annual and perennial by the USDA http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SEOB4&photoID=seob4_003_avp.tif

    June 23rd, 2012 at 8:47 am
  3. stone Unregistered says:

    Not actually a perennial.
    Coffee weed, (Cassia obtusifolia). host plant to the sulphur butterfly.

    June 23rd, 2012 at 11:34 am
  4. maizee Unregistered says:

    Yes, the butterflies love it. Mini science experiment / lab for your kids! egg, caterpillar, butterfly. Of course the birds love to eat the baby caterpillars!

    July 5th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

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