Botanical name: Crotalaria nana Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)
Tiny Rattlepod is a small annual herb, 20-50 cm tall, branched from the base. Stems and branches are covered with long hairs. Alternately arranged leaves are oblong, 2-5 cm long, ending in a sharp point, hairy. Flowers are borne in crowded head-like clusters, 2-3 cm long, at the end of branches. Bracts are small, hairy, and the yellow flowers only scarcely open. Pods are round, 6 mm across, 6-10 seeded. Tiny Rattlepod is found in India, Sri Lanka and Indochina. Flowering: September.
Identification credit: Jayesh Patil
The flower labeled Tiny Rattlepod is ...