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

 

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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