OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crotalaria rotundifolia   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-11-002:
Crotalaria angulata   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Crotalaria rotundifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Low Rattlebox, Rabbitbells


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image of Crotalaria rotundifolia, Low Rattlebox, Rabbitbells

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_crro5_001_lvd

        

image of Crotalaria rotundifolia, Low Rattlebox, Rabbitbells

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_c_rotundifolia1a

September    Moore County    NC

Distinguished from C purshii by reclining stems & lack of prominent stipules, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Crotalaria rotundifolia, Low Rattlebox, Rabbitbells

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_c_rotundifolia1ab

September    Moore County    NC

C. rotundifolia & C. purshii have yellow pealike flowers w upright standard, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Crotalaria rotundifolia   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crotalaria rotundifolia   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-11-002:
Crotalaria angulata   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Crotalaria rotundifolia

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3088

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Sandy forests and woodlands, roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly alternate
Stipules usually absent

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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