Texas Croton

 

$20.00

Description

Texas Croton

Spurge Family : Euphorbiaceae

Latin Name : Croton texensis
Longevity : Annual
Season : Warm
Origin : Native
Value :
Wildlife – good
Livestock – poor(Toxic)

Remarks :

This plant is a weed of disturbed sites, prefers sandy to sandy loam soils. Flowers July to September. Croton is a monoecious plant, it has both male and female flowers. The oil from the seed is highly toxic to livestock but provides a valuable food source for quail, mourning dove, and turkeys. The Hopi Indians and early pioneers used the plant medicinally.

Source: USDA-NRCS

Additional information

Weight1 lbs
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