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

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

        

image of Croton monanthogynus

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

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.