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Crotalaria retusa L.
Rattleweed

Crotalaria retusa
Copyright by: Kristen Finch
Naturalized at Juno Dunes Natural Area, FL, 2013

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Asia; naturalized elsewhere.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Other data on Crotalaria retusa available from :

Crotalaria retusa has been found in the following 22 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Bill Sadowski Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Crystal Lake Sand Pine Scrub Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dupuis Reserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Everglades National Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized
Highlands Scrub Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Matheson Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Meissner Hammock Present Not Native, Naturalized
Navy Wells Pineland Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Oleta River State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Pond Apple Slough Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Rockdale Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Sunny Palms Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Tradewinds Park & Stables Present Not Native, Naturalized
Zoo Miami Present Not Native, Naturalized

Crotalaria retusa has been found in the following 7 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Not Native, Naturalized
Collier County Not Native, Naturalized
Hendry County Not Native, Naturalized
Martin County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Monroe County (Keys) Not Native, Naturalized
Palm Beach County Not Native, Naturalized

Crotalaria retusa has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland

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Crotalaria retusa
Copyright by: Kristen Finch
Naturalized at Juno Dunes Natural Area, FL, 2013
Crotalaria retusa
Copyright by: Kristen Finch
Naturalized at Juno Dunes Natural Area, FL, 2013
Crotalaria retusa
Copyright by: Kristen Finch
Naturalized at Juno Dunes Natural Area, FL, 2013