Crotalaria pallida

Common Name :Rattlepod, Rattleweed, Rattlebox Plant Botanical name :Crotalaria pallida Family : Fabaceae

Crotalaria pallida

Kingdom - Plantae

Order - Fabales

Genus - Crotalaria

Species - pallida

Synonym - Crotalaria laburnifolia linn, Crotalaria lutescens dalz

Height - 5 to 6 feet tall

Type / Life cycle - Annual or Short lived perennial

Origin / Native - Africa

Found in - Forest, river banks

Flowers - Small, yellow, pea shaped flowers with green bracts

Foliage&Plant - Green, simple, compound, erect velvety mild hairy stem

Fruits - Green when young, cylindrical pods, dark brown seeds

Propagation - Seeds

Growth Rate - Fast

Tamil - Kilukiluppai

Crotalaria pallida flower stalk
Crotalaria pallida flower stalk

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Cauvery river, Srirangam, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, South India, India

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