This plant is not found in the Bible per se but is similar to the cassia plant used in the Tabernacle
One of the few hardy Cassia/Senna’s, Senna hebecarpa. Photo credit: George H. Bruso found on Ladybird Johnson institute
The method of finding hardy nitrogen fixers I used to comprise my list is pretty simple: choose a genus of nitrogen fixers (I say genus because there are some weirdos that can’t be found from the higher orders and phylum) and look through the whole genus. Often, there will be some member that is hardy in your area.
I consider one of the greatest prizes I found this way to be Senna/Cassia hebecarpa.
Cassia is a genus almost exclusively tropical, and mostly trees, which are gorgeous.
Like a lot of the non-hardy N fixers cassia are woody yet legumes and utilize Rhizobium to fix their usually medium level nitrogen.
S. hebecarpa, on the other hand, is herbaceous, and…
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