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Croton capitatus (Hogwort)
Romfh, Peggy

Croton capitatus

Croton capitatus Michx.

Hogwort, Texas Goatweed

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)


USDA Symbol: CRCA6

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


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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)

Goatweed Leafwing
(Anaea andria)

Larval Host
Learn more at BAMONA

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From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Naval Air Station Kingsville - Kingsville, TX
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 Modified: 2019-09-24
Research By: TWC Staff

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