Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub; Subshrub
Perennial
Monoecious
Does not have milky sap

Native: west of Georgia
Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare, endemic to scattered populations in c. AL

Look for it in dry to mesic limestome glades, woodlands, and wooded ravines, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Cream/ Yellowish/ Greenish
Unisexual
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
10-15 stamens

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Croton alabamensis var. alabamensis   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Croton alabamensis var. alabamensis   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Croton alabamensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Alabama Croton


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image of Croton alabamensis var. alabamensis

Will Stuart    wil_8491979353_9b44f1c59e

March    Mecklenburg County    NC

Van Landingham Glen at UNC Charlotte

An image of staminate flowers (also note the distinct scale-covered leaves). — Will Stuart

image of Croton alabamensis var. alabamensis

Will Stuart    wil_8493080106_de1cde9f6c

March    Mecklenburg County    NC

Van Landingham Glen at UNC Charlotte

Pistillate flowers with well-developed, greenish petals, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Croton alabamensis var. alabamensis

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_alabamensis_alabama

April        

image of Croton alabamensis var. alabamensis

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_croton_alabamensis_13

April