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Join Us in the Removal! What is Red Sesbania?

The Sacramento River Preservation Trust and The Butte County Department of Fish & Wildlife would like to invite the public to join us as we educate you on invasive plant species local to our area. Everyone can get involved in removing this invasive plant.

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What is Red Sesbania?

Red Sesbania ( sesbania punicea) commonly known as Scarlet Wisteria or Rattlebox, is native to South America – Argentina and Paraguay. Sesbania was brought to California as an ornamental plant because of it’s long flowering period and the bright reddish-orange flowers that it produces. Sesbania is a woody shrub that can grow up to 15 feet in height. Sesbania produces four-sided seed pods, 100 to 1,000 seed pods a year, with each pod containing 5-10 seeds inside.With its distinctive oblong leaflets and horizontal root system, Sesbania are easy to identify. Sesbania grows along the river banks, which makes the spreading and infestation of this invasive plant a challenge to control.

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The Sacramento River Preservation Trust is asking the community to volunteer and participate in the removal of the Red Sesbania plant along the Sacramento River. Come join us so we can educate you on Red Sesbania. You will receive hands-on training to recognize and remove Sesbania and you can have a hand in the removal of this invasive plant and help make our rivers healthy again.

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