Sesbania grandiflora (L.) Pers. var. florealba

See Sesbania grandiflora (L.) Pers. for a general description. The variety alba, recorded from from Northern Australia, has double white flowers.  [RHSD].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Reportedly introduced into Britain in 1869 [RHSD], it is quite probable that William Macarthur grew it before it was introduced to Europe.

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.27/1850].  Probably sourced from northern Australia.


Published Nov 21, 2009 - 04:52 PM | Last updated Aug 05, 2011 - 08:52 AM

More details about Sesbania grandiflora (L.) Pers. var. florealba
Family Fabaceae
Region of origin

Northern Australia

  • Agati grandiflora Desv. var. alba


Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Agati alba 

Confidence level medium