Senna alata

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Synonyms for 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

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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.
As in other places, many garden species have escaped to become weeds including African tulip, Candle bush, Neem, Poinciana, Rubbervine, Snakeweed, Couch grass, Lead tree, Pepper tree and Umbrella sedge.