Taxon  Report   8578 
Sesbania punicea  (Cav.) Benth.
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Sesbania punicea
© 2005 George W. Hartwell
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Sesbania punicea
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Sesbania punicea
© 2001 CDFA
Sesbania punicea, a dicot, is a shrub that is not native to California.
It is an invasive plant. The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as high - ALERT (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Sesbania punicea
© 2005 George W. Hartwell
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Sesbania
Community:
wetland-riparian
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Daubentonia punicea
TJM2 + PLANTS: Sesbania tripetii
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USDA PLANTS Profile (SEPU7)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Aug 26, 2016).

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