Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


411

Forb
Annual
Monoecious
Does not have milky sap

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

Common

Look for it on granitic flatrocks, diabase barrens, calcareous barrens, thin soils around other rock outcrops, disturbed sandy soil, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Whitish
Unisexual
5-lobed calyx
Petals absent in pistillate flowers
5 stamens
Inflorescence a terminal spike

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Utricle

 

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

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

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Croton michauxii var. elliptica   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 107-03-002:
Crotonopsis elliptica   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Circumscription of Croton section Crotonopsis (van Ee & Berry, 2009)
Croton michauxii var. elliptica

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Croton willdenowii

 

COMMON NAME:
Outcrop Rushfoil, Willdenow's Croton, Glade Rushfoil, Broadleaf Rushfoil