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Smooth Rattlepod, salts rattlebox, streaked rattlepod

Halbi Name Nani jhunjhuna
Main Photo of The Weed
Vernacular name Striped crotalaria
Scientific name Crotalaria pallida Aiton Crotalaria mucronata, Crotalaria striata
Family
Season Kharif
Description
Plant A perennial herb or subshrub, with stems ascending or erect, 1-2 m tall.
Leaves Trifoliate, leaflets elliptic, ovate, or oblanceolate, 2.8-9.5 cm long, 1.2-4.5 cm wide. Leaf base is wedge-shaped or rounded, with leaf stalk 2.2-6.7 cm long. Photo Gallery
Flower Flowers are 1-1.5 cm long, 22-75 in terminal, somewhat lax inflorescences about 15-40 cm long. Petals are yellow with lines near base, standard petal 0.9-1.2 cm long, 7-9 mm wide, keel petals striate, with nontwisted prolonged beak.
Fruit/ seed Pods brown at maturity, 3.5-3.8 cm long.
Habitat and distribution Upland, open field
Flowering and fruiting October- January
Associated with Wasteland flora
Habit
Inflorescence

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