Rabbitbells, also known as Rattlebox, is a small ground hugging plant commonly found in pine woodlands, flatwoods, and sandhills. It is found throughout the southeastern states of the U.S., Mexico, Central America, and parts of the Caribbean. It is a Florida native plant found throughout most of the state.
The small yellow flowers are pea-
The flowers produce fat pea-
The plant has compound leaves with three rounded or elliptical leaflets, which average about 1-
Although these plants are poisonous to animals, it serves as a host plant for the Ceraunus Blue Butterfly and the Rattlebox Moth.
The photos on this page were taken in Deep Creek in Charlotte County.
The distribution maps for Rabbitbells are from the Plants Database of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).