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Crotalaria spectabilis

Crotalaria spectabilis Roth

Crotalaria retzii Hitchc.

Crotalaria sericea Retz. nom. illeg.

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
SpeciesspectabilisSpectacular

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Crotalaria spectabilis description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 11 Oct 2018.

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Crotalaria spectabilis (Showy Rattlebox)

9/6/2018 · By Jacquelyn Boyt

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