Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3258

Forb
Annual/Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain & Mountains)

Look for it in woodlands, woodland edges, openings, fields, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly alternate

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

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 (1968) 098-11-003:
Crotalaria sagittalis   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Rattlebox