Red Sesbania Sesbania punicea
The Red Sesbania has its origins in South America and belongs to the Fabaceae family. It typically grows into a deciduous shrub or tree up to 4m tall. It has drooping, dark green leaves with oblong leaflets that end in tiny, pointed tips. Flowers are produced from September to March, are red or orange, and form dense sprays up to 25cm long. It also has brown, four-winged pods that are 6-8cm long and are 10mm wide. The seeds, leaves and flowers are poisonous. This plant spread via seed dispersal.