Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2935

Forb
Perennial?

Non-native: Africa
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it on roadsides & in fields, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Palmately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate

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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

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 (1968) 098-11-006:
Crotalaria mucronata   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Smooth Rattlebox


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image of Crotalaria pallida var. obovata

Keith Bradley    kab_c_pallida_obova_76691

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

image of Crotalaria pallida var. obovata

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

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.