Sesbania punicea flowers
This Sesbania punicea is growing in a container on my patio in filtered sun.
The red color of the flowers is stunning!
Close-up of the flowers
A good looking plant growing wild in wet areas.
This one is covered with seed pods and blooms that will open later today.
Very late bloom start this year. The color is more intense than last year.
Rattle Box, Sesbania punicea, at the Dallas Arboretum.
Rattle Box, Sesbania punicea, clase up of the flowers at the Dallas Arboretum.
1 yr. old seedling from Riverland at RU May,2008.
I have read that the seeds are highly toxic.
Rattle Bush on the Santa Rosa Sound in Ft. Walton Beach. They have orange-colored blooms here, not yellow. The dried seed pods sound like a rattlesnake when shakened.
You can see how many seed pods are on this crop of Rattle Bush, late autumn.
Homestead, Florida. Photo courtesy of Karl Gercens. Copyright Karl Gercens. Conservatory Horticulturist at Longwood Gardens. http://www.karlgercens.com/