Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


410

Forb
Annual/Short-lived perennial
Monoecious
Does not have milky sap

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it on beach dunes, in coastal grasslands, usually with Uniola paniculata and/or Spartina patens, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Grayish
Unisexual
Petals absent in pistillate flowers
10-15 stamens
Inflorescence an abbreviated terminal raceme

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Croton punctatus   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Croton punctatus   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 107-02-002:
Croton punctatus   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Silverleaf Croton, Gulf Croton, Beach-tea