Croton lindheimerianus var. lindheimerianus

Synonyms: Croton eutrigynus A. Gray
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 12. Treatment on page 219.

Plants densely velvety appressed-tomentose. Leaf blades suborbiculate, length mostly less than 2 times width, apex rounded to broadly acute. Pedicels, at least some, recurved in fruit.

Phenology: Flowering May–Nov.
Habitat: Floodplains, old pastures, loamy soils, roadsides.
Elevation: 50–600 m.


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Ariz., Ark., Ill., Ind., Kans., La., Mo., N.Mex., N.C., Okla., S.C., Tex., Mexico (Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas).


Variety lindheimerianus is somewhat weedy and is adventive to central North Carolina, where it has persisted at the same site for over 50 years; it presumably is introduced also in South Carolina.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

Benjamin W. van Ee +  and Paul E. Berry +
Scheele +
Ariz. +, Ark. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Kans. +, La. +, Mo. +, N.Mex. +, N.C. +, Okla. +, S.C. +, Tex. +, Mexico (Coahuila +, Nuevo León +  and Tamaulipas). +
50–600 m. +
Floodplains, old pastures, loamy soils, roadsides. +
Flowering May–Nov. +
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