|SESBANIA GRANDIFLORA - Sesban, Sesnania, White Spinach |
A native of the East Indies, this quick growing short-lived tree has thin branches and compound leaves. The flowers are large, white and showy. The fruit is a slender green pod up to 2'. The flowers, pods and leaves are edible raw or cooked. The leaves are often used as a diuretic and laxative. The bitter bark is used as a tonic. Naturalized in S. Florida and West Indies.