Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Learn more about Sesbania from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
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Look for it in ditches, marshes, disturbed wet areas, per Weakley's Flora
Original distribution unclear
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Common (rare in Piedmont, where introduced) (uncommon in NC Coastal Plain)
This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
Even-pinnately compound: 16-26 leaflets
Yellowish (tinged with red)
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
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Sesbania vesicaria FAMILY Fabaceae
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Karan A. Rawlins, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org bug_5407488
Leaflets entire, oblong to somewhat elliptic, 1-4cm long, 3-6mm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
Larry Trekell, Bugwood.org bug_5431747
Dangling pods may persist thru winter, said to be poisonous to many animals, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.
Larry Trekell, Bugwood.org bug_5431748
Legume 2-seeded, firm outer layer separating from inner layer at maturity, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.