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Crotalaria sagittalis

Crotalaria sagittalis

Common name arrowhead rattlebox
Family fabaceae
Life cycle
From seed Scarify and soak seed, germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

My seed came from a trade with a wildflower enthusiast. I started it more out of curiosity than for gardenworthiness. The seedlings bloomed inside under the lights, and went outside sometime in April. By the time the photo here was taken in late April, the rattleboxes for which this plant is named were starting to form. I'm afraid I lost track of them by then - my guess is they faded away in summer. Oh well, not all of them can be winners.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '05 trade. Lightly sandpapered and soaked; 1 seed (5%) swelled, and germinated 5d later. After 11d, more roughly sandpapered remaining seeds, after which 60%G in 3-11d

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