Croton willdenowii

ClassificationDicots
FamilyEuphorbiaceae
Family (Traditional)Euphorbiaceae
GenusCroton
Species:Croton willdenowii G. L. Webster
Common NameOne Seed Croton
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: BE; Natural Area Presence: FCFSP; Natural Area Presence: FG; Natural Area Presence: LGS; Natural Area Presence: LRC; Natural Area Presence: NCCGSNA; Natural Area Presence: ObedWSR; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Xeric; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: White; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Placentation Type: Axillary; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 4
StatusNative; TN[SNR] KY[S3S4] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Croton michauxii Croton michauxii G.L. Webster
Croton willdenowii Croton willdenowii G.L. Webster
Crotonopsis spinosa Crotonopsis spinosa

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Caldwell (KY), Christian (KY), Crittenden (KY), Hardin (KY), Hickman (KY), Livingston (KY), Lyon (KY), McCracken (KY), McCreary (KY), Marshall (KY), Simpson (KY), Todd (KY), Bledsoe (TN), Cannon (TN), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), Davidson (TN), DeKalb (TN), Fentress (TN), Franklin (TN), Grundy (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hardin (TN), Henry (TN), Lawrence (TN), Lewis (TN), Marion (TN), Marshall (TN), Montgomery (TN), Morgan (TN), Overton (TN), Putnam (TN), Rhea (TN), Rutherford (TN), Scott (TN), Stewart (TN), Van Buren (TN), White (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, HTTU, TENN, UCHT, MTSU, UOS, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1938 - 2018

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100413770 Caldwell Kentucky 03 Oct 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5872
EKY
Croton willdenowii
31234100413796 Hickman Kentucky 05 Oct 1988 Raymond Athey
5157
EKY
Croton willdenowii
BEREA012983 McCreary Kentucky
BEREA
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137281 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137215 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137228 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137266 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137225 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137258 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137217 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137280 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137216 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137270 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137231 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137264 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
31234100413788 Christian Kentucky 01 Sep 1984 Raymond Athey
4999
EKY
Croton willdenowii
BEREA012984 McCreary Kentucky
BEREA
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137219 Marshall Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137263 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137276 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137282 Hardin Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137278 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137222 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137257 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137227 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137268 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137229 Stewart Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137224 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137261 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137223 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137233 White Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137277 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137283 Henry Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137284 Lawrence Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137303 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137262 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137221 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137230 Stewart Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137271 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137232 White Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137273 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137256 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137259 Cannon Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137260 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137272 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137226 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137274 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137218 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137279 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137269 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0210180 Davidson Tennessee A. Gattinger
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137267 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137220 Marshall Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
TENN-V-0137265 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
UCHT018177 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Crotonopsis elliptica
UCHT018176 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Crotonopsis elliptica
APSC0085249 Todd Kentucky
APSC
Croton willdenowii
APSC0079972 Morgan Tennessee
APSC
Croton willdenowii
APSC0056919 Montgomery Tennessee 01 Aug 2006 Dwayne Estes
APSC
Croton willdenowii
APSC0085250 Marshall Kentucky
APSC
Croton willdenowii
TENN-V-0137275 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Crotonopsis elliptica
UCHT018179 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Crotonopsis elliptica
UCHT018182 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Croton willdenowii
APSC0014881 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Croton willdenowii
APSC0070453 McCracken Kentucky 07 Oct 1986 Max Medley
APSC
Croton willdenowii
APSC0104847 Caldwell Kentucky 07 Jul 2018 Mason Brock
APSC
Croton willdenowii
APSC0054020 Marion Tennessee
APSC
Croton willdenowii
APSC0079881 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Croton willdenowii
APSC0014887 Henry Tennessee
APSC
Croton willdenowii
APSC0080968 Simpson Kentucky 11 Aug 1988 John Macgregor
APSC
Croton willdenowii
APSC0077549 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Croton willdenowii
HTTU033509 Franklin Tennessee
HTTU
Croton willdenowii
HTTU007964 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Crotonopsis elliptica
HTTU007968 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Crotonopsis elliptica
HTTU007966 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Crotonopsis elliptica
APSC0067484 McCracken Kentucky
APSC
Croton willdenowii
APSC0086605 Crittenden Kentucky
APSC
Croton willdenowii
APSC0014598 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Croton willdenowii
APSC0014886 Lewis Tennessee
APSC
Croton willdenowii
APSC0058908 Scott Tennessee
APSC
Croton willdenowii
APSC0092475 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Croton willdenowii
APSC0077550 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Croton willdenowii
APSC0079885 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Croton willdenowii
APSC0111581 Franklin Tennessee
APSC
Croton willdenowii
APSC0085717 Livingston Kentucky 06 Oct 1986 Max Medley
APSC
Croton willdenowii
APSC0061380 Todd Kentucky 23 Aug 1976 Raymond Athey
APSC
Croton willdenowii
APSC0083392 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Croton willdenowii
APSC0014880 Stewart Tennessee 15 Jul 1981 Edward Chester
APSC
Croton willdenowii
HTTU007967 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Crotonopsis elliptica
UOS02606 Coffee Tennessee 10 Sep 1996 Landon E. McKinney
UOS
Croton willdenowii
HTTU007965 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Crotonopsis elliptica
MTSU011594 Rutherford Tennessee 18 Jul 1994 Terri Hogan
MTSU
Crotonopsis elliptica
UOS02608 Franklin Tennessee 23 Oct 2002 Caitlin Elam
UOS
Croton willdenowii
BRIT113568 Marion Tennessee 29 Sep 1971 R. Kral
44517
VDB
Crotonopsis elliptica
BRIT113578 Coffee Tennessee 07 Aug 1970 R. Kral
40239
VDB
Crotonopsis elliptica
BRIT113563 Putnam Tennessee 25 Aug 2000 V. E. McNeilus
00-935
VDB
Crotonopsis elliptica
BRIT113564 Overton Tennessee 12 Aug 1970 R. Kral
40515
VDB
Crotonopsis elliptica
BRIT113575 Coffee Tennessee 14 Aug 1968 R. Kral
32230
VDB
Crotonopsis elliptica
BRIT111271 Cumberland Tennessee 26 Aug 1999 V. E. McNeilus
99-837
VDB
Crotonopsis elliptica
BRIT113576 Coffee Tennessee 27 Aug 1940 Jesse M. Shaver
7187
VDB
Crotonopsis elliptica
BRIT113566 Marshall Tennessee 10 Jul 1998 V. E. McNeilus
98-532
VDB
Crotonopsis elliptica
BRIT113562 White Tennessee 14 Aug 1970 R. Kral
40573
VDB
Crotonopsis elliptica
BRIT113574 Cumberland Tennessee 15 Aug 1970 R. Kral
40611
VDB
Crotonopsis elliptica
BRIT113572 Franklin Tennessee 23 Jul 1990 R. Kral
77923
VDB
Crotonopsis elliptica
BRIT113577 Coffee Tennessee 28 Aug 1942 Jesse M. Shaver
2825
VDB
Crotonopsis elliptica
BRIT497933 White Tennessee 04 May 2006 R. E. Shanks
3761
VDB
Croton willdenowii
UOS02607 Franklin Tennessee 25 Aug 2005 Yolande M. Gottfried
UOS
Croton willdenowii
BRIT113569 Marion Tennessee 14 Jul 1989 R. Kral
76788
VDB
Crotonopsis elliptica
BRIT113567 Marion Tennessee 05 Jul 1942 Jesse M. Shaver
2564
VDB
Crotonopsis elliptica
BRIT314568 Todd Kentucky 23 Aug 1976 Raymond Athey
3589
VDB
Crotonopsis elliptica
BRIT113571 Franklin Tennessee 15 Jul 1938 H. K. Svenson
9582
VDB
Crotonopsis elliptica
BRIT113570 Hardin Tennessee 21 Oct 1980 Ronald L. Jones
3400
VDB
Crotonopsis elliptica
BRIT113565 Morgan Tennessee 17 Jul 1986 Jane Whitaker
132-86
VDB
Crotonopsis elliptica
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Croton willdenowii - Dwayne Estes
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Croton willdenowii - Dwayne Estes
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Croton willdenowii - Joey Shaw
Croton willdenowii - Joey Shaw