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Croton pottsii var. pottsii (Leatherweed)
Lytle, Melody

Croton pottsii var. pottsii

Croton pottsii (Klotzsch) Müll. Arg. var. pottsii


Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)

Synonym(s): Croton corymbulosus


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Oblong
Leaf Margin: Entire
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual
Inflorescence: Raceme
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


Native Habitat: Deserts and desert grasslands.


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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


Record Modified: 2023-02-03
Research By: TWC Staff

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