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Hairy Rattlepod   
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Hairy Rattlepod
ative Photo: Krishan Lal
Common name: Hairy Rattlepod
Botanical name: Crotalaria hirsuta    Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)
Synonyms: Crotalaria dichotoma, Crotalaria rubiginosa

Hairy Rattlepod is a hairy shrub up to 1 m tall. Branchlets are shortly hispid. Leaves are ovate-elliptic, 3-6 cm long, 2-4 cm broad, pointed, entire, velvety below. Flowers are yellow, borne in slender racemes. Pods are obovoid, hairy. Hairy Rattlepod is widespread in India. Flowering: September-April.

Identification credit: Krishan Lal
Photographed in Sirmaur Distt, Himachal Pradesh.
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