Trees of Alabama and the Southeast

Lisa Samuelson, Ph.D.
School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
Auburn University

ALABAMA CROTON
Croton alabamensis
Euphorbiaceae

Leaves are simple, alternate, evergreen, oblong, and with prominent, silvery scales above and below and on the petiole. Twigs are silvery-brown and scaly. Flowers are in yellow terminal clusters. Fruit is a capsule. Alabama croton is a rare shrub in Alabama.

Photographs by Mike Hogan.

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