croton, woolly

COMMON NAME: Croton, woolly
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Croton capitatus
FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae
LIFECYCLE: Annual
FEATURES: Pubescent annual dicot with upright growth habit. Stems pubescent light orange to orange to
brown in color. Leaves pubescent, lanceolate, and alternate. Flowers terminal with separate male
and female flowers. Flowers nodding.
DESCRIPTION: A densely pubescent annual weed with dichotomous branching. Common throughout the southeast
in open soil areas or disturbed soil areas.

Broad View Flowering plant.

Broad View
Flowering plant.

Broad View Whole plant

Broad View
Whole plant

Leaf Leaf close-up

Leaf
Leaf close-up

Broad View Apex of whole plant

Broad View
Apex of whole plant

Flower / Seed Head Flower characteristics.

Flower / Seed Head
Flower characteristics.