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Croton incanus

Croton incanus Kunth

Torrey's Croton

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)

Synonym(s): Croton torreyanus

USDA Symbol: CRIN13

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov



Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Heat Tolerant: yes

From the National Organizations Directory

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

National Butterfly Center - Mission, TX

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-04-03
Research By: TWC Staff

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