Crotalaria verrucosa

Crotalaria verrucosa Crotalaria verrucosa Crotalaria verrucosa

Crotalaria verrucosa - Annual, to about 1 m tall, stems erect, 4-angled, pubescent. Leaves simple on short petioles 2-3 mm long, about 1-12 cm long, 0.7-8 cm wide; inflorescences racemose, many flowered; flowers 11-18 mm long on pedicels 3-5 mm long; petals blue, purplish, or white, glabrous; fruit sessile, pubescent, 2.5-3(-5) cm long, 10-12 mm in diameter, 10-16 seeded; seeds yellowish to brown, 3-4.5 mm long, 3-4 mm wide.

Scientific Name Crotalaria verrucosa
Family Name FABACEAE
English Name Blue rattlepod
Local Name Nil andanahiriya (නිල් අඬනහිරිය)
Sanskrit Name Shanapushpi
Conservation Status Least concerned (NCS 2012)
Status Native
Edible Parts None

Crotalaria verrucosa Crotalaria verrucosa Crotalaria verrucosa

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