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Crotalaria medicaginea Lam.
Trefoil Rattlepod
Two varieties are featured here:

Crotalaria medicaginea var. medicaginea
Crotalaria medicaginea var. neglecta

Crotalaria medicaginea var. neglecta (Wight & Arn.) Baker
These plants were on a disturbed roadside near Barcaldine. There had been recent storms which had made the roadside boggy. The leaves are notched at the ends.


  Crotalaria medicaginea var. neglecta Crotalaria medicaginea var. neglecta
 
  Description:Plant with pods showing notched leaves Description: Plants on roadside
Location:Aramac to Barcaldine, Western Queensland Location:Aramac to Barcaldine, Western Queensland
  GPS coordinates:23˚19.988S  145˚14.192E GPS coordinates:23˚19.988S  145˚14.192E
  Date of photo:2 February 2014 Date of photo:2 February 2014
  Field No.:2345 Field No.:2345
 
  Crotalaria medicaginea var. neglecta Crotalaria medicaginea var. neglecta
  Description:Flowers Description:Flowers
  Location:Aramac to Barcaldine, Western Queensland Location:Aramac to Barcaldine, Western Queensland
  GPS coordinates:23˚19.988S  145˚14.192E GPS coordinates:23˚19.988S  145˚14.192E
  Date of photo:2 February 2014 Date of photo:2 February 2014
  Field No.:2345 Field No.:2345

Crotalaria medicaginea Lam var. medicaginea
Growing near Cairns.
 
  Crotalaria medicaginea var. medicaginea Crotalaria medicaginea var. medicaginea
 
  Description:Flowers Description:Plant in habitat
  Location:Tinaroo Creek Rd, North Queensland Location:Tinaroo Creek Rd, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:17˚06.898S 145˚32.390E GPS coordinates:17˚06.898S 145˚32.390E
  Date of photo:1 March 2015 Date of photo:1 March 2015
  Field No.:3026 Field No.:3026
     
  Crotalaria medicaginea var. medicaginea Crotalaria medicaginea var. medicaginea
 
  Description:Flowers Description:Flowers
  Location:Tinaroo Creek Rd, North Queensland Location:Tinaroo Creek Rd, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:17˚06.898S 145˚32.390E GPS coordinates:17˚06.898S 145˚32.390E
  Date of photo:1 March 2015 Date of photo:1 March 2015
  Field No.:3026 Field No.:3026
     
  Crotalaria medicaginea var. medicaginea Crotalaria medicaginea var. medicaginea
 
  Description: Flower - lateral view Description: Flowers
  Location:Tinaroo Creek Rd, North Queensland Location:Tinaroo Creek Rd, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:17˚06.898S 145˚32.390E GPS coordinates:17˚06.898S 145˚32.390E
  Date of photo:1 March 2015 Date of photo:1 March 2015
  Field No.:3026 Field No.:3026
     
  Crotalaria medicaginea var. medicaginea Crotalaria medicaginea var. medicaginea
 
  Description: Leaves Description:Leaves - underside
  Location:Davies Creek National Park, North Queensland Location:Davies Creek National Park, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:17˚00.5946S 145˚34.8432E GPS coordinates:17˚00.5946S 145˚34.8432E
  Date of photo:18 February 2018 Date of photo:18 February 2018
  Field No.:6374 Field No.:6374
     
  Crotalaria medicaginea var. medicaginea Crotalaria medicaginea var. medicaginea
 
  Description: Developing fruit Description: Plant
  Location:Davies Creek National Park, North Queensland Location:Davies Creek National Park, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:17˚00.5946S 145˚34.8432E GPS coordinates:17˚00.5946S 145˚34.8432E
  Date of photo:18 February 2018 Date of photo:18 February 2018
  Field No.:6374 Field No.:6374
   
   
   



References (accessed 25 March 2018):

https://www.jcu.edu.au/discover-nature-at-jcu/plants/plants-by-scientific-name2/crotalaria-medicaginea

Holland A E, A review of Crotolaria L. (Fabaceae:Crotalarieae) in Australia, Austrobaileya, 6(2) 293-324





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Crotalaria medicaginea