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Croton punctatus (Gulf croton)
Anderson, Beth

Croton punctatus

Croton punctatus Jacq.

Gulf Croton

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)


USDA Symbol: CRPU6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

3 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , PA , SC , TX

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1312 Collected 2009-10-07 in Brazoria County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

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


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

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