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Sesbania cannabina (Retz.) Pers. var. cannabina Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Common name: Yellow Pea-bush, Sesbania Pea

Sesbania cannabina var. cannabina (Retz.) Pers. APNI*

Description: Annual 1–3 m high; young stems and leaves with spreading hairs, ± glabrescent with age.

Leaves 5–20 cm long; leaflets 12–30 pairs, ± oblong, 7–20 mm long, 2–4 mm wide, apex obtuse or truncate and apiculate; petiole 1–10 mm long; petiolules c. 1 mm long.

Racemes 1–5-flowered; peduncle 5–40 mm long; pedicels 3–6 mm long. Calyx 3–4 mm long, teeth triangular, c. 2 mm long. Corolla c. 10 mm long, yellow, standard streaked with purple on back.

Pod terete, 12–20 cm long, 2.5–3 mm diam.; seeds 3–4 mm long.


Habit
Photo J. R. Hosking

Flower
Photo J. R. Hosking

Flowering: autumn.

Distribution and occurrence: Widespread, especially on heavy soils.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. S.A. N.T.
AVH map***


The single variety in NSW. Characters and distribution as for the species in NSW.

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.

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