Botanical name: Crotalaria verrucosa Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)
Synonyms: Crotalaria coerulea, Crotalaria angulosa, Crotalaria mollis
Blue Rattlepod is a branched annual herb, 50-100 cm high. Branches are acute and angled. Ovate to traiangular leaves are 5-15 cm long. Leaf stalk 2-4 mm. Flowers occur in 10-12 flowered racemes at the end of branches or laterally. The racemes are typically 15-20 cm long. Flower tube is about 2 cm, bluish purple and white. "Standard" petal 1.5 cm, obovate, veined with dark purple lines. Pods are densely silky hairy when young, 3-4 cm long. Flowering: November.
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