Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2117

Forb
Annual
Monoecious
Does not have milky sap

Non-native? its pre-Columbian range obscure because of its weedy nature
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

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

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full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Croton glandulosus var. septentrionalis   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Croton glandulosus var. septentrionalis   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 107-02-001:
Croton glandulosus var. septentrionalis   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Doveweed, Tooth-leaved Croton, Sand Croton