Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Annual

Non-native: southern Asia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Mountains)

Look for it in fields, roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014

 

full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed campanulate calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, monadelphous, of 2 lengths
Superior ovary
Flowers in racemes

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 (11/30/12):
Crotalaria spectabilis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crotalaria spectabilis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-11-004:
Crotalaria spectabilis   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Showy Rattlebox