Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3088

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Mountains, rare in NC Piedmont)

Look for it in sandy forests and woodlands, roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly alternate

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

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 rotundifolia   FAMILY Fabaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crotalaria rotundifolia   FAMILY Fabaceae

LESS THAN (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-11-002:
Crotalaria angulata   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Crotalaria rotundifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Low Rattlebox, Rabbitbells