Crotalaria anisophylla (Hiern) Welw. ex Baker f.

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Crotalaria anisophylla

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Cleveland Dam, Harare

Crotalaria anisophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

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Synonyms: Crotalaria hislopii Corbishley
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Status: Native
Erect annual herb, up to 50 cm; lower branches often procumbent. Leaves simple, linear to linear-lanceolate, blue-green. Flowers blue to violet. Pods swollen, blue green.
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Habitat: A species of grassland and woodland, often on damp, disturbed or sandy soil.
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 11.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 217.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 46.

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Page 119.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Crotalaria anisophylla., retrieved 13 June 2024

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