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Vente conmigo
Croton glandulosus var. septentrionalis
Euphorbiaceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also butterfly gardens.

Ecological Restoration Notes:

Most common in pinelands; rarer along the coast.
Availability:
Grown by one or two native plant nurseries in South Florida.
Description:
Medium short-lived perennial herb.
Dimensions:
Typically 12-18 inches in height. Usually taller than broad.
Growth Rate:
Fast.
Range:
Widespread in the eastern and central United States south to the Monroe County Keys. Very rare in the Monroe County Keys, and perhaps limited to Bahia Honda.
Habitats:
Pinelands, coastal uplands and open, disturbed sites.
Soils:
Moist, well-drained sandy or limestone soils, without humus.
Nutritional Requirements:
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Moderate; grows near salt water, but is protected from direct salt spray by other vegetation.
Drought Tolerance:
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
White.
Flower Characteristics:
Inconspicuous.
Flowering Season:
All year.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous capsule.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Nectar plant for butterflies, including Florida duskywing, Ephyriades brunneus.
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from seed.
Comments:
Almost identical to C. glandulosus var. floridanus, but fruits are covered densely with hairs.


 


Roger L. Hammer