Common name: Sesbania Pea
Sesbania 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.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread, especially on heavy soils.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld N.T. S.A. W.A.
Text by G. J. Harden
|N.S.W. occurrences are: var. cannabina|
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