Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2969

Forb
Annual
Monoecious
Does not have milky sap

Native: west of the Carolinas & Georgia, original native distribution unclear
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in NC & SC)

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 2-9cm long

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Whitish
Unisexual
5 petals (or petals absent in pistillate flowers)
10-15 stamens
Inflorescence an abbreviated terminal raceme

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Croton capitatus   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Croton capitatus var. capitatus   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 107-02-005?:
Croton capitatus   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Croton capitatus

 

COMMON NAME:
Woolly Croton, Hogwort, Capitate Croton


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image of Croton capitatus

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_croton_capitatus2

June    Moore County    NC

An erect, silvery to tan-colored annual, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Croton capitatus

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_croton_capitatus2b

June    Moore County    NC

Stem leaves lanceolate to elliptic, base cordate, with gray and tan hairs, per Weakley's Flora.