Glottidium vesicarium

Common Names: Bladderpod, Bagpod

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habit - this unarmed, annual herb can grow up to 4m tall in a single season flowers -- subfamily Faboideae
fruit - the legumes are inflated and usually contain two seeds. Notice the sharply acuminate apex of the legume.  a closer look at the fruits. How are these fruits different from the closely related Sesbania drummondii and S. herbacea?
legume - when mature the legume has a thick outer layer and a thin inner membranous layer surrounding the seeds leaves - what kind of leaf arrangement is present? The oblong leaflets have a sharp point (mucro) at the tip