croton, tropic

COMMON NAME: Croton, tropic
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Croton glandulosus ssp. septentrionalis
FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae
LIFECYCLE: Annual
FEATURES: Summer annual dicot weed. Stems lanceolate with with broad point, short petiole, toothed
margins. Stem greenish with rough surface, not hairy. Flowers terminal with separate male and
female flowers.
DESCRIPTION: Common summer annual crop weed found throughout the southeastern US. Numerous
subspecies with variation in leaf and stem characteristics.

Broad View Whole plant

Broad View
Whole plant

Flower / Seed Head Close up of flowering stem.

Flower / Seed Head
Close up of flowering stem.

Flower / Seed Head Close up of flowering stem.

Flower / Seed Head
Close up of flowering stem.