Crotalaria eremaea, Bluebush Pea, Desert Rattlepod

Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Crotalaria
Species: eremaea
Main Flower Colour: Yellow


Crotalaria eremaea is a widely distributed shrub of central Australia and a relatively common species growing on sand dunes. Densely woolly erect woody herb with yellow flowers, the Desert rattlepod, or Bluebush pea, grows to about 1 metre in height. Leaflets smooth, oval-shaped, folded to 8x3.5 cm; yellow pea-like flowers on spikes; pods to 3x0.7 cm, beaked at the tip, with up to eight seeds.


The main flower colour is yellow. A Guide to Plants of Inland Australia, Philip Moore, Reed New Holland, 2005


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Bio Regions

Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD)

Region Specifics

Central Australia

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