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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Croton argyranthemus   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Croton argyranthemus   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Croton argyranthemus

 

COMMON NAME:
Silver Croton, Sandhill Croton, Healing Croton


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image of Croton argyranthemus, Silver Croton, Sandhill Croton, Healing Croton

Keith Bradley    kab_c_argyranthemus_73905

May    Orange County    FL

Wekiwa Springs State Park

Petals of staminate flowers lepidote [scurfy], per Weakley's Flora.

image of Croton argyranthemus, Silver Croton, Sandhill Croton, Healing Croton

Keith Bradley    kab_c_argyranthemus_73911

May    Orange County    FL

Wekiwa Springs State Park

Leaves with relatively long petioles (found in dry longleaf pinelands), per Weakley's Flora (2015).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Croton argyranthemus   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Croton argyranthemus   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Croton argyranthemus

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3959

Forb
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to Georgia

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, other dry sands, per Weakley's Flora

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DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Does not have milky sap

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate
Margins entiire

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Silvery white
Unisexual
Petals absent in pistillate flowers
10-15 stamens

Flowers in terminal racemes

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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