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Crotalaria rotundifolia (Rabbitbells)
Cressler, Alan

Crotalaria rotundifolia

Crotalaria rotundifolia Walter ex J.F. Gmel.


Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Crotalaria angulata, Crotalaria hookeriana, Crotalaria leptoclona, Crotalaria linaria, Crotalaria maritima, Crotalaria maritima var. linaria, Crotalaria ovalis, Crotalaria rotundifolia var. brachytricha, Crotalaria rotundifolia var. linaria, Crotalaria rotundifolia var. vulgaris, Crotalaria sagittalis var. oblonga

USDA Symbol: CRRO5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Stems trailing, decumbent or ascendent, to about 3 feet in length.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Flowering may occur year-round in the most southern parts of this species' range.


USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , LA , MD , MS , NC , SC , VA

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-10-02
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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