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fern or palms or neither

Posted by plantnut65 none (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 25, 13 at 22:48

these things grow like a tree, trunk then branch's with rolls of leaves facing each other like a fern or some palms. the leaves are about inch long with smooth edges, each limb is about a foot long and growing longer each day. they, the leaves that face each other will fold toward each other at night. Two of the little trees are about 3 and half foot tall. the rest are about 2 and a half foot tall, they came up at different times

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RE: fern or palms or neither

bottom half of the first post.

RE: fern or palms or neither

Sesbania species, possibly S. drummondii or herbacea.

Here is a link that might be useful: Sesbania drummondii

RE: fern or palms or neither

Sesbania drummondii does seem to fit the bill in looks, some plants as you can see are over 6 ft. , and yet no sign of stopping. There is no sign of blooms just new growth. They have pretty much shaded out the rest of the plants in my flower bed.
I do remember bean like seeds, but they were a different, hope that means its different colors when they bloom.
My neighbors think some one had done a trick on me, if they could bend over and look beneath the Sesbania, the trick would be on them.
Thanks so much for your help (Saltcedar)

RE: fern or palms or neither

front view, also there is a pretty mixed flower bed under the palm trees
Can anyone tell me how to put more then one picture in the post?

RE: fern or palms or neither

Use a photo hosting site such as

RE: fern or palms or neither, update

now that my little plant has grown to approximately 12-15 foot and has bloomed and has seed pods hanging, I thought it was time for a update on the Sesbania drummondii. Want to make sure that this is indeed the poison, since all the rest seem to be great for you and your garden.

RE: fern or palms or neither

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Sat, Sep 7, 13 at 15:05

Ferns and palms don't branch like flowering plants such as this one.

RE: fern or palms or neither next

here's a close up of the blooms, I find one difference in this plant and Sesbania Drummondii, as you can see they are yellow with a orange tongue.

RE: fern or palms or neither

I would have said Pride of Barbados just seeing the plant and leaves.

They are becoming very popular in Texas one of the Super stars.

Your plants are pretty.

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