Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3958

Forb
Annual

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

Uncommon (rare in NC)

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

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LEAVES:
Palmately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate
Petioles 1-3cm long

FLOWER:
Summer
Pale yellow or white
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted campanulate calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, monadelphous, of 2 lengths
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 (5/21/15):
Crotalaria ochroleuca   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crotalaria ochroleuca   FAMILY Fabaceae

(?) (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-11-007:
Crotalaria intermedia   FAMILY Fabaceae

(?) (MISAPPLIED) Crotalaria brevidens var. intermedia

 

COMMON NAME:
Slenderleaf Rattlebox