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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Croton michauxii   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae


(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Croton michauxii var. michauxii   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Circumscription of Croton section Crotonopsis (van Ee & Berry, 2009)
Croton michauxii var. michauxii

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Croton michauxii

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 107-03-001:
Crotonopsis linearis   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sand Rushfoil, Michaux's Croton, Narrowleaf Rushfoil


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image of Croton michauxii, Sand Rushfoil, Michaux's Croton, Narrowleaf Rushfoil

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_crli3_001_lvd

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Croton michauxii   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Croton michauxii var. michauxii   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Circumscription of Croton section Crotonopsis (van Ee & Berry, 2009)
Croton michauxii var. michauxii

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Croton michauxii

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 107-03-001:
Crotonopsis linearis   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

 

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3603

Forb
Annual
Monoecious

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Uncommon in GA, rare northward

Look for it in sandhills, disturbed sandy soils, per Weakley's Flora

map
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DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Does not have milky sap

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Margins entiire

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Unisexual
5-lobed calyx
Petals absent in pistillate flowers
5 stamens

Inflorescence a terminal spike

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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