BLADDERPOD; BAGPOD (Sesbania vesicaria)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: BLADDERPOD; BAGPOD (Sesbania vesicaria)

nitrogen-fixing. Parts may be toxic to cattle and goats. Grows very tall5 foot plus and it waves in the breeze.

The plant leaves follow the sun. They face east in the morning and slowly turn as the sun moves to the west in the evening. Fascinating to observe.

Learn: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fw038

Larval host: Zarucco Duskywing Skipper Butterfly (Erynnis zarucco) {source: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw057}

Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=2379

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