Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3603

Forb
Annual
Monoecious
Does not have milky sap

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Utricle

 

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

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 107-03-001:
Crotonopsis linearis   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

 

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