Plant ID forum: Rattle Box (Sesbania drummondii)

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Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
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Budgielover
Jul 20, 2011 4:23 PM CST
I was in Lowes here in the St. Pete Florida area and they had a plant being grown as a standard that I'd like to ID but I didn't have a camera with me. It was about 10 ft tall. The branches were similar to a jacaranda or poinciana, feathery looking. It had red orange blooms that grew downwards and looked velvety. There was no id tag on it and all the tag on the pot said was Bottle Box Standard. It had several seed pods on it that were about 3 in long, light brown and have small oval light brown seeds. Any clues without a photo?
Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
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Budgielover
Jul 21, 2011 10:54 AM CST
I called Lowes today and told it was a Rattle Box (Sesbania drummondii)
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 21, 2011 11:02 AM CST

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Ahh yes, the rattle box. I have one of those. Smiling The seeds make a rattling noise inside the pods.
Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plumerias Dog Lover
Region: Florida Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Seed Starter Seller of Garden Stuff Tropicals Hummingbirder
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Budgielover
Jul 21, 2011 11:29 AM CST
Do you like it Dave? Is it invasive?
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 27, 2011 7:16 AM CST

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I was told that it can be aggressive, but mine didn't reseed and did not come back, so it certainly wasn't invasive for me!!
Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plumerias Dog Lover
Region: Florida Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Seed Starter Seller of Garden Stuff Tropicals Hummingbirder
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Budgielover
Jul 27, 2011 7:48 AM CST
Thanks, I did get a few seeds from one so I'll see if they grow.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jul 27, 2011 7:51 AM CST
They are very invasive in our area and we actually had to remove the ones we were growing at the Botanical Gardens.
Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plumerias Dog Lover
Region: Florida Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Seed Starter Seller of Garden Stuff Tropicals Hummingbirder
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Budgielover
Jul 27, 2011 7:54 AM CST
OK, well maybe I won't start them. LOL
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Jul 27, 2011 7:56 AM CST
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sesbania
this is what I found on them....Looks like a mimosa relative...from the leaf shapes
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 27, 2011 8:43 AM CST

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Yes, it's a legume like mimosa.
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Ridesredmule
Jul 27, 2011 10:54 AM CST
Thank you. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

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