Botanical name: Crotalaria hebecarpa Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)
Synonyms: Goniogyna hebecarpa, Goniogyna hirta, Hallia hirta
Fuzzy Fruited Rattlepod is a prostrate annual herb. Leaves are simple, stalkless, ovate-heart-shaped, 1-1.5 cm long, 5-8 mm wide, velvety, pointed. Flowers are yellow, shaped like pea-flowers, arising singly in leaf axils. Pods are flat, oblong, compressed. Seeds are brownish, kidney- shaped. Fuzzy Fruited Rattlepod is occasionally found in open forests and as a weed in cultivated fields. The plant forms a mat on the ground with its branches, hence the common Marathi name. Flowering: September-March.
Identification credit: Prashant Awale & Shrikant Ingalhalikar
The flower labeled Fuzzy Fruited Rattlepod is ...