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Crotalaria

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
kroh-tah-LAR-ee-ah
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
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

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#poisonous#NC native
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#poisonous#NC native
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Crotalaria
    Family:
    Fabaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Tropics & Subtropics
    Distribution:
    Tropical America and US
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Native Plant
    Poisonous
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Description:
    Fruit an inflated, subcylindric pod with many seeds
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Yellow on long terminal or axillary clusters, each 5-parted and pea-like
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Alternate, simple, or divided leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
    Weedy
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN. Lower blood pressure and heart beat, stomach irritation.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Alkaloids
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Leaves
    Seeds