Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales
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SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
SYNONYMOUS WITH Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
(?) (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-11-007:
Crotalaria intermedia FAMILY Fabaceae
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April Miami-Dade County FL
Corolla pale yellow or white, exserted far beyond calyx, per Flora of China.
Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Habitat: Roadsides and sandy fields, per Weakley's Flora
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Palmately compound: 3 leaflets
Petioles 1-3cm long
Petiolules ~ 1mm
Leaves do not have stipules.
Pale yellow or white
5-parted campanulate calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, monadelphous, of 2 lengths
Flowers in terminal racemes
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