OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Crotalaria maritima   FAMILY Fabaceae


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crotalaria rotundifolia   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN (APPARENTLY MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-11-002?:
Crotalaria angulata   FAMILY Fabaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Low Rattlebox, Rabbitbells


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image of Crotalaria maritima, Low Rattlebox, Rabbitbells

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_crro5_001_lvd

        

image of Crotalaria maritima, Low Rattlebox, Rabbitbells

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_maritima_low

July        

Petals yellow, equaling or longer than the calyx, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Crotalaria maritima   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crotalaria rotundifolia   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN (APPARENTLY MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-11-002?:
Crotalaria angulata   FAMILY Fabaceae

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

 

Search by scientific name:

3629

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare, endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Look for it in sandy forests and woodlands, roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly 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

 

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