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Sesbania exaltata
Synonyms: S. macrocarpa

Common Name(s): Colorado river hemp; wild hempsesbania; tall indigo
Family: Fabaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Invasiveness: Noxious weed:AR
Growing Days:
Precipitation: 24 to 90 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 4.5 to 7.2
Soil Texture/Type: Any texture
Soil Drainage: Poor
Photoperiod Response:
Light Intensity:
Weed in rice. Grows in southern US. Tolerates heavy, waterlogged soils. Low drought tolerance. Likes high temps and low humidity. Best on rich loam.
No diseases found for the ten pathogens searched.
Weed - possible seed contam., Poison - mammals, Environ. - soil improver, Material - fiber
Subtropical-dry summe
Geographical Origin:
North-Central USA, South central USA, Southeastern USA
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