Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3959

Forb
Perennial
Monoecious
Does not have milky sap

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Common

Look for it in Sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

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

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)
Croton argyranthemus

 

COMMON NAME:
Silver Croton, Sandhill Croton, Healing Croton


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image of Croton argyranthemus

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

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.