Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3610

Forb
Annual
Monoecious
Does not have milky sap

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it pn limestone outcrops, blackland prairies, disturbed dry soil, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Whitish/ Tawny
Unisexual
Petals absent in pistillate flowers
10-15 stamens
Inflorescence an abbreviated terminal raceme

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Croton monanthogynus   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 107-02-004:
Croton monanthogynus   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Prairie-tea, One-seed Croton


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image of Croton monanthogynus, Prairie-tea, One-seed Croton

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_crmo6_001_lvd

        

image of Croton monanthogynus, Prairie-tea, One-seed Croton

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_monanthogynus_3

August        

Leaves ovate to oval, silvery green, covered with branched hairs, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Croton monanthogynus, Prairie-tea, One-seed Croton

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_croton_monanthogynusb

August        

Flowers minute. Male 3-5 tiny petals & sepals; female 5 sepals, no petals, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.