Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1369

Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: South America, presumably
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in ditches, wet fields, marshes, ponded wetlands, wet pinelands, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014

 

...Wet

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Even-pinnately compound: 12-40 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Reddish/ Orange
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed campanulate calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Dark brown
Legume

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sesbania punicea   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sesbania punicea   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-30-001:
Daubentonia punicea   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Rattlebush, Purple Sesban, Scarlet Wisteria-tree