Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Subshrub; Forb
Annual

Original distribution unclear
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Piedmont, where introduced) (uncommon in NC Coastal Plain)

Look for it in ditches, marshes, disturbed wet areas, 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:

Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006

 

...Wet

LEAVES:
Even-pinnately compound: 16-26 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellowish (tinged with red)
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume (2-seeded)

 

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 vesicaria   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sesbania vesicaria   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-29-001:
Glottidium vesicarium   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Glottidium vesicarium

 

COMMON NAME:
Bladderpod, Bagpod


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image of Sesbania vesicaria

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_glve_004_lvd

        

image of Sesbania vesicaria

Barry Rice, sarracenia.com, Bugwood.org    bug_5391650

Month Unknown        

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Karan A. Rawlins, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org    bug_5407488

Month Unknown        

Leaflets entire, oblong to somewhat elliptic, 1-4cm long, 3-6mm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Sesbania vesicaria

Larry Trekell, Bugwood.org    bug_5431747

Month Unknown        

Dangling pods may persist thru winter, said to be poisonous to many animals, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Sesbania vesicaria

Larry Trekell, Bugwood.org    bug_5431748

Month Unknown        

Legume 2-seeded, firm outer layer separating from inner layer at maturity, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.