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Croton capitatus (Hogwort)
Schwartzman, Steven

Croton capitatus

Croton capitatus Michx.


Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)


USDA Symbol: CRCA6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (I)


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Oblong , Ovate
Leaf Base: Rounded
Fruit Type: Capsule

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AL , AR , DC , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NE , NJ , OH , OK , PA , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , WI , WV


Use Wildlife: Seeds are important dove and quail food.
Attracts: Butterflies
Larval Host: Anaea andria, Goatweed Leafwing

Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)

Croton capitatus is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
Goatweed Leafwing
(Anaea andria)

Larval Host
Learn more at BAMONA

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:

Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX
Pineywoods Native Plant Center - Nacogdoches, TX
Crosby Arboretum - Picayune, MS
Stengl Biological Research Station - Smithville, TX

Additional resources

USDA: Find Croton capitatus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Croton capitatus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Croton capitatus


Record Last Modified: 2011-01-06
Research By: TWC Staff

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