Crotalaria sagittalis - Little Rattlebox
Little Rattlebox (Crotalaria sagittalis) is a summer annual, and a nitrogen-fixing legume. The stems and alternate 1-2 inch elliptic leaves are light green and hairy. It produces a few yellow, pea-like flowers at a time in the summer. After blooming, the plant produces vertically inflated oblong seedpods that are 1-2 inches long and are initially light green but later turn dark brown or black once mature. It does reseed itself when the dried plant is blown by the wind, but it cannot tolerate competition from taller plants and the seed will remain dormant until there is an opening.
Soil Moisture: Dry
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Height: 6 - 12 inches
Spread: 6 - 12 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: July, August, September
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