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Many-Flowered Rattlepod   
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Many-Flowered Rattlepod
ative Photo: S. Kasim
Common name: Many-Flowered Rattlepod
Botanical name: Crotalaria multiflora    Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)
Synonyms: Crotalaria bifaria var. multiflora

Many-Flowered Rattlepod is an erect tall herb with yellow pea-like flowers. Flowers are borne in 2-6 flowered racemes at branch ends. Bracts are linear, flowers yellowish, equalling the calyx, standard nearly round, with purplish veins. Stipules are linear or subulate. Leaves are simple, ovate, 3-5 x 1.5-2.5 cm, base rounded, tip pointed, often punctate. Pod is elliptic-cylindric with spreading silky hairs. Seeds 10-12. Many-Flowered Rattlepod is native to Peninsular India and Sri Lanka.

Identification credit: S. Kasim Photographed in Ranipet, Tamil Nadu.

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