Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Croton dioicus Cavanilles
(Hierba del Gato, Grassland Croton)

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Status: Native

Croton neomexicanus Mueller Argoviensis

Croton dioicus is a small upright grayish plant that grows in sandy open areas at lower elevation. It is woody at the base.
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Croton dioicus, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Burro Mtns., Hoodoo Canyon, Aug. 1, 2007

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