Sesbania drummondii
  • LEAVES: alternate, deciduous, pinnately compound; 12-24 leaflets, as many as 60 occasionally; leaflets oblong, about 1”
  • FLOWER: drooping clusters of pale yellow, pea-like flowers
  • FRUIT: legume, 4-angled, winged, 4” long; peas rattle inside; tardily dehiscent; seed poisonous
  • TWIGS: often die back in hard winters
  • BARK:
  • FORM: small shrub, to 8 feet
  • HABITAT: margins of fresh water marsh, river banks, levees in salt marshes
  • WETLAND DESIGNATION: Facultative Wetland (FACW): Usually occurs in wetlands, but may occur in non-wetlands of the Atlantic and Gulf Coast Plain Region
  • RANGE: Gulf coastal plain
  • USES: limited use
  • Best Recognition Features:
    1. pinnately compound leaves with many leaflets
    2. drooping clusters of pale yellow flowers
    3. legume, 4-angled, rattles