Crotalaria sagittalis L.
Family: Fabaceae
arrow-headed rattle-box, arrowhead rattle-box, rattle-box, weedy rattle-box
[Crotalaria fruticosa Mill.,  more...]
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Etymology: Crotalaria: from Greek crotalon, meaning "rattle," referring to loose seeds inside inflated pod
Plants: erect, annual, 4"-16" tall, hairy forb
Leaves: hairy, almost stalkless, undivided, linear to lance-shaped
Flowers: yellow, 5-parted, 1/8"-1/2" long; inflorescence with 2-4 short-stalked flowers per cluster (raceme); blooms June-Sept.
Fruits: oblong, inflated, and mostly stalkless pod
Habitat: dry; disturbed sites
Conservation Status: Special Concern
Crotalaria sagittalis image
J. Carroll  
Crotalaria sagittalis image
Crotalaria sagittalis image
Crotalaria sagittalis image
Crotalaria sagittalis image
Crotalaria sagittalis image
Crotalaria sagittalis image
Crotalaria sagittalis image
Crotalaria sagittalis image
Crotalaria sagittalis image
Crotalaria sagittalis image
Crotalaria sagittalis image
Crotalaria sagittalis image
Crotalaria sagittalis image
Crotalaria sagittalis image
Crotalaria sagittalis image
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