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Crotalaria pallida

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 27073

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Crotalaria pallida is cold hardy
USDA Zone:9 20° to 30°F   (-6.5° to -1°C)
Type of plant - shrub
Flower or inflorescence: pale YELLOW, striated, 30cm. raceme
Foliage: trifol., 10cm. long....sow in spring
Height, in meters: 2
Height, in feet: 6.60
Crotalaria pallida seeds may be subject to seasonal availability
Parts of Crotalaria pallida are considered toxic.

Synonyms (alternative names) for Crotalaria pallida:
Crotalaria brownei, Crotalaria mucronata, Crotalaria striata, 

Common names for Crotalaria pallida:

Ajaemile,  Crotalaire mucronee,  Salts Rattlebox,  San,  Smooth Crotalaria,  Smooth Rattlebox,  Streaked Rattlepod,  Striped Crotalaria, 


Crotalaria pallida is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

37:   South African Native and Introduced Plants
51:   Chinese Native and Introduced Plants
61:   Economic Fodder Plant Seed List
84:   Economic Fibre Plant Seed List
87:   Natives of Central U.S.A.
89:   Natives of U.S.South East
98:   Erosion Control Plant Seed List
173:   Land Reclamation Plant Shrub and Tree List
185:   Plant Species whose germination is improved by Smoke
"Smoke" contains a butenolide compound produced by certain plants when heated, it speeds up or starts the germination of seeds from many different genera.
191:   Tropical Shrubs and Trees
192:   Tropical Commercial Selection Trees Shrubs and Flowers
389:  Fabaceae
711:  Leguminosae


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Germination guide for Crotalaria pallida

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Crotalaria pallida seeds will usually germinate in 21-30 days.
Sow Crotalaria pallida seeds about 2mm deep in a Well drained seed sowing mix at about 22°C.

Soak Crotalaria pallida seeds in warm water, which should be changed daily. Most seeds swell up when they are soaked, those that do should be sown immediately. Seeds that don't swell can be gently scarified.

(Soak for 2 hours)


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