Sesbania punicea is an ornamental shrub that produces reddish-orange flowers, has deciduous leaves, and grows 8-15 feet high. This plant has a high demand for water, and thrives in swamps or high-moisture areas.
The flowers begin to appear in the late spring and persist until the autumn. This species is known to be shade-tolerant. Can potentially produce flowers and seed in it's first year of growth.
This species is native to Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay. It has spread to parts of Africa, other parts of South America, and many coastal southern United States. Due to its high demand for water, this species is often found at marshy shorelines.
Seeds are poison.
Other Names: Daubentonia punicea, Daubentonia punicea, Piscidia punicea, Brazilian glory-pea, coffeeweed, rattlepod, rattlebox tree, rattlebrush, Spanish gold, scarlet sesban