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Some upright plant in fabaceae family

Posted by bostedo 8a TX-BP (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 21, 13 at 10:47

This came up in a sunny spot in a Dallas, TX area lawn. Much more upright than the vetches that are common here. No flowers (or thorns) yet. Currently about 2 ft tall. Any ideas what this may be? TIA


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RE: Some upright plant in fabaceae family

Sesbania drummondii or similar species.


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RE: Some upright plant in fabaceae family

Oh... "poison bean" ... nice. Not seeing many strengths for urban residential use unless needing to remove lead from soil. Will try to keep it alive in the pot until it flowers, but will stick with the similar look of Lindheimer's senna for the garden. Thanks!


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RE: Some upright plant in fabaceae family

Here's what the small flowers look like. Maybe sesbania herbacea?


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RE: Some upright plant in fabaceae family

Pods are the easiest to ID. S. herbacea(exaltata) is roundish, S. drummondii is winged.

This post was edited by saltcedar on Fri, Aug 30, 13 at 21:57


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RE: Some upright plant in fabaceae family

Thanks - Will post again if it manages to set seed.


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RE: Some upright plant in fabaceae family

Here's the pod; not really winged or roundish... more "pea-ish". Does that help with an id?


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RE: Some upright plant in fabaceae family

S. exaltata would be my guess. It's rounder in cross section not winged and not single seeded.


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RE: Some upright plant in fabaceae family

What a pretty bloom. Much nicer (IMO) than the S. drummondi that I've seen growing in the exposed shore areas around the lake.


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Sorry to bump, just adding a photo of the mature pods because they look considerably different than the earlier one I posted. The synonym 'bigpod sesbania' now makes sense. They are just now starting to turn brown.

This post was edited by bostedo on Tue, Oct 22, 13 at 21:27


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