Sesbania punicea (Daubentonia punicea)
This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Rattlebox, purple sesbane, false poinciana
- Poisonous Plants
- Deciduous shrub or small tree; leaves alternate, pinnately divided with 6-20 pairs of leaflets with smooth margins; flowers pea-like, red-orange or reddish purple, in drooping clusters; fruit a 4-winged pod with slight constrictions and partitions between the seeds
- South America.
- Coastal Plain.
- Poison Part:
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, weakness, depression, respiratory failure; may be fatal.
- Toxic Principle:
- Saponic glycosides.
- HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
- Found in:
- Weedy in disturbed areas, roadsides, ditches; landscape as ornamental, naturalized in some areas of the Coastal Plain.
NCCES plant id: 1158