Rattlepod (Crotalaria lunata)

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Impact

Rattle pods are considered poisonous to livestock. A few have escaped cultivation and have spread quickly along roadsides. 

Distribution

Rattlepods are cultivated, sometimes naturalized, chiefly from Central Mangrove to Nelson Bay. 

Description

Rattlepods are a native of India, they are herbs or shrubs with yellow pea-like flowers in spike-like clusters and inflated pods. 

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Control

Herbicide options

Contact your local council weeds officer for control advice for Rattlepod (Crotalaria lunata).

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Legal requirements

The content provided here is for information purposes only and is taken from the Noxious Weeds Act 1993.

Area Class Legal requirements
Central Coast 3 Regionally Controlled Weed
The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed
Cessnock 3 Regionally Controlled Weed
The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed
Dungog 3 Regionally Controlled Weed
The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed
Kempsey 3 Regionally Controlled Weed
The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed
Lake Macquarie 3 Regionally Controlled Weed
The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed
Maitland 3 Regionally Controlled Weed
The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed
Mid-Coast 3 Regionally Controlled Weed
The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed
Newcastle 3 Regionally Controlled Weed
The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed
Port Macquarie-Hastings 3 Regionally Controlled Weed
The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed
Port Stephens 3 Regionally Controlled Weed
The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed
Upper Hunter County Council 3 Regionally Controlled Weed
The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed

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For technical advice and assistance with identification please contact your local council weeds officer.
For further information call the NSW Invasive Plants and Animals Enquiry Line on 1800 680 244 or send an email to weeds@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Reviewed 2014