Plants at the AALBG

Desert rattlepod, ( Crotalaria eremaea)

A densely woolly to hairless erect wnody herb with yellow flowers, the Desert rattlepod, or Bluebush pea, grows to about 1 metre in height. Found mostly on sand dunes and sand plains in mulga communities, often on bare or unstable areas, - this plant has a system of underground roots from which it is able to regenerate after soaking rains. This hardy plant flowers in spring, and is often eaten by sheep.

map legend Distribution of the Desert rattlepod in Australia.


Andamooka lily



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