Nov. 24, 2019

low rattlebox, Crotalaria pumila

Crotalaria/Crotalus. Rattlebox/rattlesnake. Both poisonous, and both very quick. Rattlebox seeds become loose as the pods dry, becoming rattles, and finally opening explosively shooting the seeds out. Low rattlebox is native in AZ, FL, NM, OK, TX, UT, south to Argentina, and has been introduced into MD and HI. Everglades National Park, Dade Co FL, 1/25/13.