Wild Florida Photo - Croton glandulosus

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Croton glandulosus

  var.  septentrionalis


Synonym: Croton glandulosus var. glandulosus

Florida native


A frequent plant of pinelands, scrub, beaches, hammocks and disturbed sites throughout most of Florida. The range incudes the eastern United States west into Texas to South Dakota and north into Minnesota to New Jersey.
Leaves are oblong to lanceolate with irregular marginal teeth and glands at the base. The undersides of the leaves are stellate pubescent, and are not silvery nor brown-flecked in appearance. The fruit are also pubescent.

Croton glandulosus is a member of the Euphorbiaceae - Spurge family.

Other species of the Croton genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Croton argyranthemus - SILVER CROTON
  View  Croton punctatus - GULF CROTON

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