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Sesbania herbacea (P. Miller) McVaugh. Sesban, Coffee-weed, Indigo-weed, Peatree, Bequilla. Phen: Jul-Oct; Aug-Nov. Hab: Ditches, wet fields, disturbed moist and wet areas, perhaps native only in the deeper South. Dist: Native distribution uncertain, perhaps e. NC south to s. FL, west on the Coastal Plain and Mississippi Embayment to TX, south into Mexico, but expanding its distribution northwards.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, FNA11.1, K1, K3, Mex, NcTx, NE, WH3; = n/a – Pa; = Sesban macrocarpa Muhl. ex Raf. – S13; = Sesbania exaltata (Raf.) Cory – C, F, G, Il, K4, RAB, SE3, Tn, Isely (1998); = Sesbania macrocarpa Muhl. ex Raf. – GrPl, GW2, Tx; > Sesban emerus (Aubl.) Britton & Wilson – S; > Sesban exaltata (Raf.) Rydb. – S; ? Sesbania emerus (Aubl.) Urb.

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC
  • Great Plains: FACW
  • Midwest: FACW
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW

Heliophily: 9

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