Carolinas and Georgia

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-29-001:
Glottidium vesicarium   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bladderpod, Bagpod


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Look for it in ditches, marshes, disturbed wet areas, per Weakley's Flora

Subshrub; Forb
Annual

Original distribution unclear
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

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


Invasive?

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

 

...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!



Sesbania vesicaria   FAMILY Fabaceae

Bladderpod, Bagpod