Silky-Haired Rattlepod
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Silky-Haired Rattlepod
ative Photo: Dinesh Valke
Common name: Silky-Haired Rattlepod, Hairy Crotalaria • Marathi: केसाळ ताग Kesal tag • Telugu: Bekkina tharudu gida
Botanical name: Crotalaria calycina    Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)

Silky-Haired Crotalaria is an erect annual herb, growing up to 20-80 cm tall, clothed will long silky hairs. The species name calycina means, having prominent sepals. Stalkless leaves are linear, 7-12 cm long, 6-8 mm wide. The upper surface is hairy and the lower one densely clothed with silky hairs. Yellow flowers occur in 2-12 flowered racemes at the end of branches. Sepals are 2-3 cm long, covered with long brown hairs.

Identification credit: Dinesh Valke Photographed at Sajjangad, Satara, Maharashtra.

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