Plant ID forum: Can you identify this flower?

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New Orleans, LA
Nov 9, 2017 11:13 AM CST
Anyone able to identify this flower? It opened up quite a bit during the first week of November in Louisiana.
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Nov 9, 2017 12:06 PM CST
Are the leaves in the first photo the ones that go with the flower?
New Orleans, LA
Nov 9, 2017 12:42 PM CST
Yes. The images were taken from the same spot one week apart.
Name: Kurt
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Nov 9, 2017 12:48 PM CST
some form of Senna would be my guess ,
possibly - Southern wild senna (Senna marilandica)

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Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Nov 9, 2017 12:54 PM CST
Senna is also my guess. We need closer photos of the flowers and leaves. Is this a tree, shrub, plant?
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New Orleans, LA
Nov 9, 2017 1:01 PM CST

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I'm not sure if it's a tree or shrub. It's about 8 feet tall. If Senna are not native to Louisiana, is it still possible to see them in my neighborhood?
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Nov 9, 2017 1:14 PM CST
I'm on board with Senna too. They are pretty widely naturalized across the South so it's very likely a self-sown bush. Could be the wild Senna that krobra posted above, or the flowers also look a lot like this one to me. They're closely related anyway.

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