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Crotalaria spectabilis Roth

Showy rattlebox

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderFabalesLegumes (pea and bean families)
FamilyFabaceaeLegume family (peas and beans)
GenusCrotalariaFrom Greek crotalon, meaning “rattle,” referring to loose seeds inside inflated pod

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Crotalaria leschenaultii DC.

Crotalaria macrophylla Weinmann

Crotalaria retzii Hitchc.

Crotalaria sericea Retz., nom. illeg.


Crotalaria spectabilis description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Crotalaria spectabilis (showy rattlebox)

7/29/2023 · By Jacquelyn Boyt


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