OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 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


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image of Crotalaria purshii, Coastal Plain Rattlebox, Pursh's Rattlebox

JK Marlow    jkm160816_557

August    Oconee County    SC

Legume glabrous, oblong-cylindric, about 1cm in diameter, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Crotalaria purshii, Coastal Plain Rattlebox, Pursh's Rattlebox

JK Marlow    jkm160816_558

August    Oconee County    SC

Upper leaves narrowly lance-shaped (4-10mm wide), the lower ones broader, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-11-001:
Crotalaria purshii   FAMILY Fabaceae

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

 

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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

map
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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Stipules usually present but often small

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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