Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4037

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in Coastal Plain & Piedmont (rare in Mtns) (endemic to SE Coastal Plain)

Look for it in mesic to dry pinelands, sandy openings, roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Crotalaria purshii   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crotalaria purshii   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-11-001:
Crotalaria purshii   FAMILY Fabaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Coastal Plain Rattlebox, Pursh's Rattlebox