Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Sesbania vesicaria (Jacquin) Elliott. Bladderpod, Bagpod. Phen: Jul-Sep; Aug-Nov. Hab: Ditches, marshes, disturbed wet areas. Dist: The original native distribution of S. vesicaria is uncertain; its distribution is from ne. NC south to s. FL, west to e. OK and se. TX, and Isely (1998) states that it is unknown from outside the United States; occurrences in provinces inland of the Coastal Plain seem to represent introductions into artificial wetlands (such as ditches).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = GW2, K3, K4, Mo3, Tx, WH3; = Glottidium vesicarium – Ar, K1, NcTx, RAB, S, SE3, Isely (1998)

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