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Crotalaria pallida , Smooth Rattlebox

Crotalaria pallida

Smooth Rattlebox
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: Tropical Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Compact small shrub with yellow flowers and clusters of rattling seed pods. Yeasy to grow, tolerates harsh sites, poor soils, drought and some freeze. Good butterfly attractor.

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