|Sesbania herbacea, Danglepod flowers ont he Green Roof|
|Sesbania herbacea growing on the Breaking Ground Contracting Green Roof|
Danglepod and other Sesbania are used by numerous Lepidoptera for food sources. The Orange Sulfur, Gray Hairstreak, Zarucco Duskywing and others use the plant as larval food.
The plant reseeds itself prolifically and is considered a 'weed' by many. In fact, many herbicide companies and 'weed' organizations recommend applying chemicals to this plant to kill it (along with the butterflies and pollinators using the species).
Being a native weed I consider Danglepod a wildflower with benefits and the plant is welcome on all green roofs I work on. If too many appear it is easy to pull a few up.
As to the free nitrogen, shade, wind protection and wildlife habitat, Danglepod packs a powerful and beneficial punch!