Crotalaria zanzibarica

Crotalaria zanzibarica

Crotalaria zanzibarica

(Cusara Pea, Zanzibar Rattlepod)

FAMILY

Fabaceae

Species

Crotalaria zanzibarica

Common name(s)

Cusara Pea, Zanzibar Rattlepod

Flower colour; life form

Flowers yellow. Erect herb to 1.5 m when flowering

Distinguishing features

Leaves 3-foliolate, stipules absent. Flowers in an elongated raceme, standard petal yellow with purplish streaks, particularly towards the base. Pod 3-4.5 cm long, black, pendent at maturity, seeds orange to reddish-brown 50-70 per pod.

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Crotalaria zanzibarica