Sesbania tomentosa

Sesbania tomentosa

Sesbania tomentosa (ʻŌhai)

Fabaceae | Native Hawaiian

Native To:


Plant Status:


Plant Habit:

Shrub or Tree

Plant Habitat:

Dry, sandy beaches, dunes

Cultural Uses

  • Flowers strung into lei.
  • Sweet nectar can be extracted from them.

Interesting Fact

  • Extinct on most islands, and only few remain in the wild.
  • Flowers and leaves come in many different colors and shapes.
  • Found only in Hawaii.

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