Wild Florida Photo - Sesbania herbacea

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Sesbania herbacea

DANGLEPOD

BIGPOD SESBANIA

Synonym: Sesban emerus, Darwinia exaltata

Florida native

 

A frequent woody herb of mostly disturbed sites thoughout much of Florida. The range extends throughout the southeastern United States north to Illinois, New York and Massachusetts, west to Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, plus Arizona and California. It is an introduced non-native species in Ontario.
Growing up to 3m (almost 10 ft.) tall with long pinnate leaves composed of many opposite pairs of oblong leaflets. The usually yellow flowers sometimes are purple-spotted with corollas that are less than 3cm (1-1/8 in.) long. The fruit is a slender four-sided pod 15-20-cm (6-8 in.) long and 3-9mm (1/8 to 3/16 in.) wide containing numerous small seeds.

 
Sesbania herbacea is a member of the Fabaceae - Pea family.

Other species of the Sesbania genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Sesbania punicea - RATTLEBOX


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  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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