OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Sesbania herbacea   FAMILY Fabaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sesbania herbacea   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)

Sesbania exaltata

SYNONYMOUS WITH Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)

Sesbania macrocarpa

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-28-001:

Sesbania exaltata   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Sesban exaltatus

 

COMMON NAME:
Bigpod Sesbania, Coffee-weed, Indigo-weed, Hemp Sesbania


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image of Sesbania herbacea, Bigpod Sesbania, Coffee-weed, Indigo-weed, Hemp Sesbania

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_sema9_001_lvd

        

image of Sesbania herbacea, Bigpod Sesbania, Coffee-weed, Indigo-weed, Hemp Sesbania

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_sesbania_herbacea_3

July        

Petals yellow and often streaked or spotted with purple, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).

image of Sesbania herbacea, Bigpod Sesbania, Coffee-weed, Indigo-weed, Hemp Sesbania

Keith Bradley    kab_s_herbacea_3962

August    Miami-Dade County    FL

image of Sesbania herbacea, Bigpod Sesbania, Coffee-weed, Indigo-weed, Hemp Sesbania

Charles T. Bryson, USDA Agricultural Research. Bugwood.org    bug_1116101

Month Unknown        

Plant a robust herb, to 4m tall, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Sesbania herbacea, Bigpod Sesbania, Coffee-weed, Indigo-weed, Hemp Sesbania

John D. Byrd, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org    bug_1299052

Month Unknown        

Leaflets entire, narrowly oblong to linear-elliptic or linear, glabrous, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).

image of Sesbania herbacea, Bigpod Sesbania, Coffee-weed, Indigo-weed, Hemp Sesbania

Troy Evans, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Bugwood.org    bug_5079045

Month Unknown        

image of Sesbania herbacea, Bigpod Sesbania, Coffee-weed, Indigo-weed, Hemp Sesbania

Karan A. Rawlins, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org    bug_5406887

Month Unknown        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Sesbania herbacea   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sesbania herbacea   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Sesbania exaltata

SYNONYMOUS WITH Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Sesbania macrocarpa

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-28-001:
Sesbania exaltata   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Sesban exaltatus

 

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1368

Forb
Annual

Habitat: Ditches, wet fields, disturbed moist and wet areas, perhaps native only in the deeper South, per Weakley's Flora

Native to the Coastal Plain of the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Coastal Plain of GA & SC, uncommon in NC Coastal Plain (rare in Mountains & Piedmont, where introduced)

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Invasive?

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

 

LEAVES:
Even-pinnately compound: 20-70 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellow often marked with maroon
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed campanulate calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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