Stinking Weed Senna occidentalis
The Stinking Weed belongs to the Fabaceae family and is native to the tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas. It is an erect herb, or a slightly woody shrub that reaches up to 2m in height. Leaves are green, ovate, pointed and appear in 4-5 pairs measuring between 40 and 100mm long. The flowers are yellow and occur between February and March. The seeds are brown pods with paler, thickened margins, 80-130mm long and flattened with one row of seeds. The stinking weed is sometimes poisonous.