Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read The Disappearing Act of Croton elliottii from Linda Chafin and the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society.
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Elliott's Croton, Pondshore Croton
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Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC
Look for it on shores and exposed drawdown zones of clay-based Carolina bays and limesink ponds (dolines), per Weakley's Flora
DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Does not have milky sap
Petioles 5-20mm long
Leaves do not have stipules.
5 sepals in staminate flowers, 6-7 sepals in pistillate flowers
5 petals in staminate flowers, absent in pistillate flowers
Flowers in congested bisexual racemes
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!