Wild Florida Photo - Sesbania herbacea

Click on the thumbnail to open the full size photo.

Click any of the thumbnails above to view the full sized photo in a lightbox.
Once opened, click on the right or left side of the images to scroll through the other images above.

Sesbania herbacea



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

Native Florida Plants

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

Purchases of this ebook made by clicking the image link below help support this website
Native Florida Plants
Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.

eBooks.com - books at affordable prices 160x600