Smooth rattlebox (Crotalaria pallida var. obovata) is a non-native landscape weed with high potential invasive status. These species get their name from the distinct rattle-like sound made when shaking their seed pods. Seed pods are toxic to livestock.
- Scientific Name: Crotalaria pallida var. obovata
- Common Name: Smooth rattlebox
- Seasonality: Year-round
- Soil Type: Wet to dry
- Toxicity: Toxic to livestock
- UF/IFAS Assessment of Non-Native Plants in Florida's Natural Areas
- Northwest Florida Extension: Rattlebox (Crotalaria) Species at John Dickinson State Park