Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2969

Forb
Annual
Monoecious
Does not have milky sap

Native: west of the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in NC-SC), exact limits of original native distribution unclear

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 (11/30/12):
Croton capitatus var. 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

 

COMMON NAME:
Woolly Croton, Hogwort, Capitate Croton