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Crotalaria spectabilis

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Showy crotalaria
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Wildflowers
Description:
Annual or perennial herbs with alternate, simple, or divided leaves; flowers yellow on long terminal or axillary clusters, each 5-parted and pea-like; fruit an inflated, subcylindric pod with many seeds
Season:
Summer into fall
Height:
6 ft.
Foliage:
Stems are green or purplish and become waxy with age; alternate, 2-6 in. leaves widest at the apex and taper to the base; hairy on lower side; short petrioles
Flower:
Yellow flowers on elongated racemes; bract at the base
Poison Part:
Seeds, leaves
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion
Symptoms:
Lower blood pressure and heart beat, stomach irritation
Toxic Principle:
Alkaloids
Severity:
TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN.
Found in:
Weedy in disturbed areas, along roadsides, cultivated fields
Life Cycle:
Annual

NCCES plant id: 2542

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