OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (5/21/15):
Crotalaria ochroleuca   FAMILY Fabaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crotalaria ochroleuca   FAMILY Fabaceae

(?) (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-11-007:
Crotalaria intermedia   FAMILY Fabaceae

(?) (MISAPPLIED) -
Crotalaria brevidens var. intermedia

 

COMMON NAME:
Slenderleaf Rattlebox


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image of Crotalaria ochroleuca, Slenderleaf Rattlebox

Keith Bradley    kab_c_ochroleuca_6312

April    Miami-Dade County    FL

Corolla pale yellow or white, exserted far beyond calyx, per Flora of China.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (5/21/15):
Crotalaria ochroleuca   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crotalaria ochroleuca   FAMILY Fabaceae

(?) (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-11-007:
Crotalaria intermedia   FAMILY Fabaceae

(?) (MISAPPLIED) -
Crotalaria brevidens var. intermedia

 

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3958

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Africa

Habitat: Roadsides and sandy fields, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Palmately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate
Petioles 1-3cm long
Petiolules ~ 1mm
Leaves do not have stipules.

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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