Originated in South America, the purple sesban is a woody shrub that can grow up to 15 feet tall with alternate, compound leaves 5-7 inches long. The purple sesban produces both fruits and flowers with seed pods that are 3-4 inches long and dark brown in color. The plant produces dense thickets which can displace native vegetation and wildlife. It is most commonly found in wet environments.
The purple sesban has no known medicinal uses or health benefits.
Did You Know:
All parts of the purple sesban are poisonous, especially the seeds. They contain a compound known as saponin.