Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae)
Common Name: Rattle Pod, Rattleweed
Reference: Japanese Wild Flowers
Origin: native, also found in China, Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, India. Usually found in roadsides or in fields
- a member of the bean family Fabaceae
- When the seed pod dries, the seeds rattle inside. Hence, names “Rattle Pod” and “Rattleweed”.
- There are many kinds of Crotolaria with bright yellow flowers.
- Similar species commonly found in the Philippines are Crotolaria retusa or Kalog-kalog, which has rounded leaves and Crotolaria quinquefolia or Suso-susoyan. Crotolaria quinquefolia has “palmately compound leaves of five leaflets” (stuartxchange.com).
- ID from Lowell Aribal.