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Sesbania sesban, Sesbania aegyptiaca, Egyptian Pea

Sesbania sesban, Sesbania aegyptiaca

Egyptian Pea
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Fast growing, small size tree with pendant yellow flowers and long, slender pods. It has a long history of use in India. It has been used as a live support for black pepper, grapes, cucurbits and betel vine and as a shade tree for coffee and turmeric. Grows in a wide range of soils from loose sands to heavy clays. Tolerates saline soils. Tolerates light frosts, but will be killed by heavy frost. Yellow flowers and long, slender pods.


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Sesbania aculeata (bispinosa), Danchi - seeds

Danchi. S. bispinosa is adapted to wet, heavy soil but apparently adapts easily to drought-prone or sandy regions. It is cultivated widely in India and it is grown in rice paddies in Vietnam. The flowers are eaten as a vegetable and used in Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. It sends out fibrous, pithy stems with long leaves and bears purple-spotted yellow flowers. It produces pods which contain light brown beans
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