Crotalaria spectabilis Roth - Rattlebox
Family - Fabaceae
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Flowering - August - November.
Habitat - Sandy open fields, open ground, cultivated fields, roadsides, railroads.
Origin - Native of the Old World tropics.
Other info. - This large and showy species can be found in just a handful of scattered Missouri counties. It was first introduced into the state by farmers as a cover crop and has since escaped.
Photographs taken off Lee Rd 54, Auburn, AL., 8-31-04.