Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Prairie-tea Croton at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Prairie-tea Croton, One-seed Croton
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Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_c_monanthogynus_3
Leaves ovate to oval, silvery green, covered with branched hairs, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_croton_monanthogynusb
Flowers minute. Male 3-5 tiny petals & sepals; female 5 sepals, no petals, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Look for it pn limestone outcrops, blackland prairies, disturbed dry soil, per Weakley's Flora
DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Does not have milky sap
Petals absent in pistillate flowers
Inflorescence an abbreviated terminal raceme
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Wildflowers of Tennessee p157
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians p194