OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Croton michauxii   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Croton michauxii   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Croton michauxii var. michauxii

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Crotonopsis linearis

 

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 OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Croton michauxii   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Croton michauxii   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Croton michauxii var. michauxii

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Crotonopsis linearis

 

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3603

Forb
Annual
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon in GA Coastal Plain, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, disturbed sandy soils, per Weakley's Flora

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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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