OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crotalaria sagittalis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-11-003:
Crotalaria sagittalis   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Arrowhead Rattlebox


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_crsa4_001_lvd

        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_sagittalis_com1

June        

Petals yellow, usually shorter than calyx, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_sagittalis_common

June        

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JK Marlow    jkm180927_5049

September    Greenville County    SC

Stem villous-hirsute (vs. C. purshii strigose), per Manual of the Southeastern Flora (JK Small, 1933).

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JK Marlow    jkm180927_5050

September    Greenville County    SC

Calyx loosely pubescent (vs. that of C. purshii strigose), per Manual of the Southeastern Flora (JK Small, 1933).

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JK Marlow    jkm180929_5152

September    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm180929_5155

September    Greenville County    SC

Specific epithet refers to conspicuous, inverted, arrowhead-shaped stipules, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm180929_5157

September    Greenville County    SC

Seeds are loose and rattle in the inflated pod, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm200903_7076

September    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm200908_7139

September    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm200908_7140

September    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm200908_7142

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves downy, sessile, lanceolate to linear, from 1 to 3" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm200908_7145

September    Spartanburg County    SC

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crotalaria sagittalis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-11-003:
Crotalaria sagittalis   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

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3258

Forb
Annual/Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: woodlands, woodland edges, barrens, prairies, openings, fields, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly alternate
Stipules conspicuous

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Legume

 

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