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Common Name: Texas Croton

Species Name: Croton texensis

Family Name: Euphorbiaceae, Spurge Family



Plant Facts  
Origin Native
Duration Annual
Distribution in the U.S. From the Dakotas, Wyoming, and Utah south to Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and northern Mexico
Distribution in Oklahoma Western half of the state



ID Characteristics

  • Field Identification Characteristics
    • 1 or 2 leaves at each branching of stem
    • Leaves coated in rough, fuzzy texture; shape is oblong and elliptical
    • No branching below, wide and sometimes numerous branches above
    • Flower heads generally noticeable and white



Soil Type Sandy and sandy-loam soils
Habitat Prairies and shrublands
Successional Stage Early


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