Senna alexandrina Mill./Cassia angustifolia L. (Senna Plant)
Local name: Senna; Sunamukhi (Telugu)
Distribution: Found in India. Photographed at Eastren ghats of Nellore district. The dried leaves and pods are used as laxative. Because of over exploitation it is rarely found in wild.
30-50cm long herbs. Leaves unipinnately compound. Flowers in axilary racemes. Pod a compressed legume.
Reference: Flora of presidency of Madras by J.S Gamble, ENVIS, Flora of Nellore district By B.Suryanarayana &A.S Rao