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Crotalaria pumila (Low rattlebox)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Crotalaria pumila

Crotalaria pumila Ortega

Low Rattlebox

Fabaceae (Pea Family)


USDA Symbol: CRPU4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jan , Sep
Bloom Notes: Reddish streaks.


USA: AZ , FL , HI , MD , NM , TX , UT

Additional resources

USDA: Find Crotalaria pumila in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Crotalaria pumila in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Crotalaria pumila


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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