Sesbania herbacea

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Sesbania herbacea
Sesbania herbacea-flowers.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Sesbania
Species: S. herbacea
Binomial name
Sesbania herbacea
(Mill.) McVaugh

Darwinia exaltata
Sesbania exaltata
Sesbania macrocarpa

Sesbania herbacea (syn. Sesbania exaltata) is a species of flowering plant in the legume family known by the common names bigpod sesbania,[1] Colorado River-hemp,[2] and coffeeweed. It is native to the United States, particularly the southeastern states, where it grows in moist habitat. It can be found elsewhere as an introduced species. It is a woody herb growing to 3 meters or more in height. The leaves are made up of many pairs of oblong leaflets. The inflorescence is a small raceme of pealike flowers with yellow or purple-spotted petals.


  1. ^ "Sesbania herbacea". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 2 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 

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