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Crotalaria albida

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
kroh-tuh-LAIR-ee-uh AL-bi-da
Description

Rattlebox is an annual or short-lived perennial plant in the bean family.  Plant it in the full sun in well-drained soils that range from moist to dry.  Being a legume, its roots fix nitrogen some of which is used by the plants but some of which can also benefit neighboring plants.  It can be propagated by seed but soak them in warm water for 12 hours first.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#yellow flowers#short lifespan#problem for horses#tropical feel
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#yellow flowers#short lifespan#problem for horses#tropical feel
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Crotalaria
    Species:
    albida
    Family:
    Fabaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Tropical and Subtropical Asia and Australia
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Ascending
    Erect
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Legume
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Description:
    Pea-like flowers
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Branches occur at the base of the stem occasionally along the stem.
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Problem for Horses