Crotalaria sp., Madagascar Pea, Canary beak, Cape Rattlepod

Crotalaria sp.

Madagascar Pea, Canary beak, Cape Rattlepod
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: South Africa
USDA Zone: 8-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallVine or creeper plantSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterYellow, orange flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsUnknown name

Crotalaria sp. (Madagascar Pea) is a large shrub or vine that is native to South Africa. The plant can grow up to 10 ft tall. It is a resilient plant that can thrive in a variety of climates and soil types. The plant requires regular watering and loves full sun, but can also grow in semi-shade.

During the Summer, Crotalaria sp. produces bright yellow and orange flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. This plant is easy to grow and can be hardy up to USDA Zone 9-11, but can be kept in a pot indoors during colder temperatures in colder regions.

Crotalaria sp. is drought-tolerant, fast-growing, and easy to maintain. Its bright yellow flowers make it an eye-catching addition to any garden. Additionally, it attracts a variety of butterflies and hummingbirds, making it a great choice for those who enjoy watching wildlife.

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