Trailing Sesban
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Trailing Sesban
A Native Photo: S. Kasim
Common name: Trailing Sesban
Botanical name: Sesbania procumbens    Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)
Synonyms: Aeschynomene procumbens

Trailing Sesban is an erect prickly annual herb, 1-1.5 m tall. Branchlets are hairless, triped; leaves compound. up to 15 cm long. Leaflets are linear, 1-1.5 cm long, 2-5 mm wide, blunt, with rounded base. Flowers are yellow, borne in pairs in leaf axils. Pods are straight, erect, torulose, up to 25 cm long, beaked, seeds small, many. Trailing Sesban is a common weed of cultivated land and wasteland. Trailing Sesban is endemic to Peninsular India. Flowering: September-April.

Identification credit: S. Kasim Photographed in Puzhal, Chennai.

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