Not Native to the Finger Lakes Region, PA to FL, West to IA, KS and TX
Leaves contain anthroquinones which act as a laxative.
Source of plant
Jelitto Perennial Seeds, Audry O'Connor
Perennial reaching 4' in height, glabrous or nearly so; leaflets oblong or oblong-lanceolate, nearly acute,stipules linear-lanceolate, petiolar gland short-cylindrical to conic-ovoid; flowers yellow; fruit flat, thickish, to 3 1/2" long, sections much shorter than broad.
USDA Hardiness Zone
medicinal/pharmaceutical, notable texture