Botanical name: Crotalaria albida Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)
Synonyms: Crotalaria diffusa, Crotalaria montana
Mountain Rattlepod is a spreading herb with branches radiating from a perennial stout root stock. Leaves are up to 1.5 x 0.5 cm, inverted-lanceshaped, blunt, hairy below. Flowers are borne in racemes u[ to 6 cm long, at branch-ends; bracts and bracteoles minute. Flowers are 1 cm long, yellow; calyx 9 mm long; sepals unequal; standard 8 mm across, round, hairy on back; wings 8 x 3 mm, rugose; keel hairless. Pods are 9 x 3 mm, obovate, hairless; seeds few. Mountain Rattlepod is found in Indo-Malesia. Flowering: December-January.
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