Croton lindheimeri



Croton lindheimeri, The Nature Conservancy, Marathon, Brewster Co. 5186


Croton lindheimeri, Bastrop State Park, Bastrop Co. 9974


Croton lindheimeri, Bastrop State Park, Bastrop Co. 9965


Croton lindheimeri, Bastrop State Park, Bastrop Co. 9973


Croton lindheimeri, Bastrop State Park, Bastrop Co. 9967

Scientific Name Croton lindheimeri (Croton capitatus var. lindheimeri) USDA PLANTS Symbol CRCAL2
Common Name Hogwort, Lindheimer's Hogwort, Woolly Goatweed ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 511813
Family Euphorbiaceae (Spurge) Flora of North America Ref. Click Here
Description Habitat: Dry prairies, overgrazed pastures, rocky hills, open woodlands, and roadsides; usually sandy or limestone soils.
Plant: Annual 8 to 40 inches tall, branched; yellow-brown stem hairs on newer growth, becoming smooth.
Leaves: Pale-green ovate-lanceolate blades 1/1/4 to 2-3/4 inches long; margins entire, sharply pointed tips; petioles longer (up to 2-3/4 inches) below, becoming much shorter (about 1/2-inch long) near branch tips.
Inflorescence: Small blossoms in short racemes 0.6 to 1.2 inches long; staminate (male) flowers with 7 to 12 stamens, 5 hairy sepals and petals; pistillate (female) flowers with 7 to 8 sepals, 3 styles and no petals.
Fruit: Mostly round capsules about 1/4-inch diameter, 3-seeded.
Bloom Period: May to December.
References: Flora of North America, Shinner and Mahler's Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas, and Kansas Wildflowers.
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