Rattlebox from Jessica in SC

growing in pastures. several plants with and without yellow buds.


Hi Jessica,

your plant is a Rattlebox, most likely Crotalaria spectabilis, an attractive species of legume [Bean Family].  It is not edible, though.  Most people consider it a weed because it is not uncommon on roadsides.

By the way, it would be nice to have more information when an image is sent in!    I hope this helps.  Sincerely,  Steve Hill

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