Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Crotalaria sagittalis L. image
Photographer: J. Carroll           

J. Carroll
Family Fabaceae
Crotalaria sagittalis L.
arrowhead rattle-box, rattle-box, weedy rattle-box
Crotalaria: from Greek crotalon, meaning "rattle," referring to loose seeds inside inflated pod
sagittalis: from Latin meaning "like an arrowhead," for shape of stipules of upper leaves
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: erect, annual, 4"-16" tall, hairy forb
Flower: yellow, 5-parted, 1/8"-1/2" long; inflorescence with 2-4 short-stalked flowers per cluster (raceme); blooms June-Sept.
Fruit:oblong, inflated, and mostly stalkless pod
Leaf:hairy, almost stalkless, undivided, linear to lance-shaped
Habitat: dry; disturbed sites
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Synonyms 
Crotalaria fruticosa Mill.
Crotalaria sagittalis L. var. blumeriana Senn
Crotalaria sagittalis L. var. fruticosa (Mill.) Fawc. & Rendle
Crotalaria sagittalis L. var. oblonga Michx.

         
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