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Croton L.
Croton

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Croton billbergianus, leaf bottom
© Tomas Pickering and Graham Wyatt, 2006 · 9
Croton billbergianus, leaf bottom

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Croton billbergianus, leaf bottom
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Croton billbergianus, leaf bottom
Croton billbergianus, leaf bottom
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Croton billbergianus, leaf bottom

Croton billbergianus, leaf bottom
© Tomas Pickering and Graham Wyatt, 2006 · 9
Croton billbergianus, leaf bottom
Croton alabamensis
© John Pickering, 2004-2019 · 8
Croton alabamensis

Croton alabamensis
© John Pickering, 2004-2019 · 8
Croton alabamensis
Croton billbergianus, leaf bottom stem
© Tomas Pickering and Graham Wyatt, 2006 · 8
Croton billbergianus, leaf bottom stem

Croton billbergianus, leaf bottom stem
© Tomas Pickering and Graham Wyatt, 2006 · 8
Croton billbergianus, leaf bottom stem
Croton billbergianus, leaf bottom stem
© Tomas Pickering and Graham Wyatt, 2006 · 8
Croton billbergianus, leaf bottom stem

Croton billbergianus, leaf bottom stem
© Tomas Pickering and Graham Wyatt, 2006 · 8
Croton billbergianus, leaf bottom stem
Croton alabamensis
© John Pickering, 2004-2019 · 7
Croton alabamensis

Croton alabamensis
© John Pickering, 2004-2019 · 7
Croton alabamensis
Croton alabamensis
© John Pickering, 2004-2019 · 6
Croton alabamensis

Croton alabamensis
© John Pickering, 2004-2019 · 6
Croton alabamensis
Croton glandulosus
© Copyright Bobby Hattaway 2011 · 5
Croton glandulosus
Kinds

Associates · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Andrenidae  Perdita crotonis @ UCRC_ENT (12)

Perdita picturata @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Perdita rufescens @ UCRC_ENT (4)

Pseudopanurgus pectiphilus @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Aphelinidae  Aphytis ulianovi @ UCRC_ENT (7)

Encarsia @ UCRC_ENT (4)
Aphididae  Essigella ( @ AMNH_PBI (1)
Apidae  Bombus pensylvanicus @ EMEC (2)
Coccidae  Coccus longulus @ CSCA_TCN (2)

Kilifia americana @ CSCA_TCN (4)
Crabronidae  Philanthus @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Steniolia @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Diaspididae  Aspidiotus nerii @ MEMU_ENT (3); CSCA_TCN (1)

Diaspidiotus perniciosus @ MEMU_ENT (1)

Lepidosaphes tokionis @ CSCA_TCN (2)
Encyrtidae  Gyranusoidea pseudococci @ UCRC_ENT (3)

Metaphycus argyrocomus @ UCRC_ENT (34)
Halictidae  Agapostemon angelicus @ AMNH_BEE (6)

Agapostemon melliventris @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Halictus ligatus @ AMNH_BEE (2)
Megachilidae  Ashmeadiella rufipes @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Miridae  Orthotylus sp_ms_sydneyensis @ AMNH_PBI (1)
Pentatomidae  Thyanta custator @ MEMU_ENT (3)
Pseudococcidae  Pseudococcus viburni @ CSCA_TCN (1)
Reduviidae  Apiomerus flaviventris @ AMNH_PBI (2)

Apiomerus spissipes @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Sinea diadema @ UCR_ENT (2)

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Croton L.
croton

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General Information
Symbol: CROTO
Group: Dicot
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Duration:  
Growth Habit :  
Native Status : CAN   I
L48   I,N
PB   N
PR   N
VI   I,N
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Native Status:
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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
CROTO2 Crotonopsis Michx.

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Euphorbiales
Family Euphorbiaceae – Spurge family
Genus Croton L. – croton

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 50 species of Croton . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for species profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Croton alabamensis</i>
E.A. Sm. ex Chapm.
Croton alabamensis
Alabama croton Distribution of <i>
Croton argenteus</i>
L.
Croton argenteus
silver July croton Distribution of <i>
Croton argyranthemus</i>
Michx.
Croton argyranthemus
healing croton Distribution of <i>
Croton astroites</i>
Dryand.
Croton astroites
wild marrow Distribution of <i>
Croton betulinus</i>
Vahl
Croton betulinus
beechleaf croton Distribution of <i>
Croton bonplandianus</i>
Baill.
Croton bonplandianus
Bonpland's croton Distribution of <i>
Croton californicus</i>
Müll. Arg.
Croton californicus
California croton Distribution of <i>
Croton capitatus</i>
Michx.
Croton capitatus
hogwort Distribution of <i>
Croton cascarilla</i>
(L.) L.
Croton cascarilla
grannybush Distribution of <i>
Croton ciliatoglandulifer</i>
Ortega
Croton ciliatoglandulifer
Mexican croton Distribution of <i>
Croton cortesianus</i>
Kunth
Croton cortesianus
Cortez's croton Distribution of <i>
Croton coryi</i>
Croizat
Croton coryi
Cory's croton Distribution of <i>
Croton corylifolius</i>
Lam. [excluded]
Croton corylifolius
Distribution of <i>
Croton dioicus</i>
Cav.
Croton dioicus
grassland croton Distribution of <i>
Croton discolor</i>
Willd.
Croton discolor
lechecillo Distribution of <i>
Croton elliottii</i>
Chapm.
Croton elliottii
Elliott's croton Distribution of <i>
Croton eluteria</i>
(L.) Sw.
Croton eluteria
cascarilla Distribution of <i>
Croton fishlockii</i>
Britton
Croton fishlockii
Fishlock's croton Distribution of <i>
Croton flavens</i>
L.
Croton flavens
yellow balsam Distribution of <i>
Croton fruticulosus</i>
Engelm. ex Torr.
Croton fruticulosus
bush croton Distribution of <i>
Croton glandulosus</i>
L.
Croton glandulosus
vente conmigo Distribution of <i>
Croton heterocarpus</i>
Müll. Arg.
Croton heterocarpus
croton Distribution of <i>
Croton humilis</i>
L.
Croton humilis
pepperbush Distribution of <i>
Croton impressus</i>
Urb.
Croton impressus
Puerto Rico croton Distribution of <i>
Croton incanus</i>
Kunth
Croton incanus
Torrey's croton Distribution of <i>
Croton leucophyllus</i>
Müll. Arg.
Croton leucophyllus
twocolor croton Distribution of <i>
Croton lindheimerianus</i>
Scheele
Croton lindheimerianus
threeseed croton Distribution of <i>
Croton lobatus</i>
L.
Croton lobatus
lobed croton Distribution of <i>
Croton lucidus</i>
L.
Croton lucidus
firebush Distribution of <i>
Croton megalobotrys</i>
Müll. Arg.
Croton megalobotrys
large fever berry Distribution of <i>
Croton michauxii</i>
G.L. Webster
Croton michauxii
Michaux's croton Distribution of <i>
Croton monanthogynus</i>
Michx.
Croton monanthogynus
prairie tea Distribution of <i>
Croton nummulariifolius</i>
A. Rich.
Croton nummulariifolius
money croton Distribution of <i>
Croton ovalifolius</i>
Vahl
Croton ovalifolius
yerba Distribution of <i>
Croton parksii</i>
Croizat
Croton parksii
Parks' croton Distribution of <i>
Croton poecilanthus</i>
Urb.
Croton poecilanthus
sabinon Distribution of <i>
Croton pottsii</i>
(Klotzsch) Müll. Arg.
Croton pottsii
leatherweed Distribution of <i>
Croton punctatus</i>
Jacq.
Croton punctatus
gulf croton Distribution of <i>
Croton ripensis</i>
Kanehira & Hatusima
Croton ripensis
croton Distribution of <i>
Croton saipanense</i>
Hosok.
Croton saipanense
Distribution of <i>
Croton sancti-lazari</i>
Croizat
Croton sancti-lazari
Trans-Pecos croton Distribution of <i>
Croton setigerus</i>
Hook.
Croton setigerus
dove weed Distribution of <i>
Croton soliman</i>
Cham. & Schltdl.
Croton soliman
Soliman's croton Distribution of <i>
Croton sonorae</i>
Torr.
Croton sonorae
Sonoran croton Distribution of <i>
Croton stenophyllus</i>
Griseb.
Croton stenophyllus
West Indian croton Distribution of <i>
Croton suaveolens</i>
Torr.
Croton suaveolens
scented croton Distribution of <i>
Croton texensis</i>
(Klotzsch) Müll. Arg.
Croton texensis
Texas croton Distribution of <i>
Croton tiglium</i>
L.
Croton tiglium
purging croton Distribution of <i>
Croton trinitatis</i>
Millsp.
Croton trinitatis
roadside croton Distribution of <i>
Croton wigginsii</i>
L.C. Wheeler
Croton wigginsii
Wiggins' croton Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend

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Wildlife

Food

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Gee Moderate
Martin Minor Minor Moderate

Cover

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Gee
Martin

Sources

Martin, A.C., H.S. Zim, and A.L. Nelson. 1951. American wildlife and plants: A guide to wildlife food habits . Dover Publications. New York.
Gee, K.L., M.D. Porter, S. Demarais, F.C. Bryant, and G.V. Vreede. 1994. White-tailed deer: Their foods and management in the Cross Timbers . Ardmore.

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover
High Average 25-50% of diet Regular source of cover
Low 5-10% of diet Infrequently used as cover
Minor 2-5% of diet Sparsely used as cover
Moderate Average 10-25% of diet Occasional source of cover


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Croton sp.
Croton sp.
Desert Croton
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