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Croton monanthogynus Michx.
Prairie tea, One-seed Croton
USDA Symbol: crmo6
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
, WV Native Habitat:
Dry prairie or limestone throughout Texas except for western Panhandle.
Growing ConditionsWater Use:
Low Light Requirement:
Sun Soil Moisture:
Dry , Moist Drought Tolerance:
High Soil Description:
Calcareous. Conditions Comments: Flower
inconspicious and obscure; plant likes rocky limestone areas.
BenefitUse Wildlife: Seeds are important dove and quail food.
Use Food: A very mild tea can be made by steeping the leaves, hence the common name, Prairie Tea.
Larval Host: Anaea andria, Goatweed Leafwing
Deer Resistant: High
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0337
Collected May 25, 1987 in Bexar County by Harry CliffeNPSOT 0971
Collected Oct 10, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry CliffeNPSOT 0265
Collected Aug. 23, 1992 in Comal County by Mary Beth WhiteNPSOT 1063
Collected Jun 22, 1995 in Bexar County by Mike FoxNPSOT 0678
Collected Jul 18, 1992 in Bandera County by Harry CliffeNPSOT 1084
Collected Aug 31, 1996 in Bexar County by Robert N. Nelson
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-48
Collected 2006-11-08 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2009-11-17
Research By: NPC