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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Crotalaria pallida var. obovata   FAMILY Fabaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crotalaria pallida var. obovata   FAMILY Fabaceae

(?) (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-11-006:
Crotalaria mucronata   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Smooth Rattlebox


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image of Crotalaria pallida var. obovata, Smooth Rattlebox

Keith Bradley    kab_c_pallida_obova_76691

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

image of Crotalaria pallida var. obovata, Smooth Rattlebox

Keith Bradley    kab_c_pallida_obova_76703

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

Calyx densely pubescent, bracteoles at its base. Corolla ~ 2x long as calyx, per Flora of China.

image of Crotalaria pallida var. obovata, Smooth Rattlebox

Keith Bradley    kab_c_pallida_obova_76714

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

An erect annual herb, typically 1-2m tall; leaflets obovate to elliptic-oblong, per Weakley's Flora.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Crotalaria pallida var. obovata   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crotalaria pallida var. obovata   FAMILY Fabaceae

(?) (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-11-006:
Crotalaria mucronata   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2935

Forb
Perennial?

Non-native: Africa

Habitat: Roadsides and fields, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Palmately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate
Stipules bristle-like

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed campanulate calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, monadelphous, of 2 lengths
Superior ovary

Flowers in terminal racemes

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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