Texas Croton

Croton texensis

Texas Croton or Skunkweed 6

Texas Croton’s scientific name is Croton texensis. It is a flowering plant that likes to live in dry lands like a dessert or other hot environments. Texas Croton also grows on calcareous (chalky) soils. It needs 1 in of water when it rains. If you burn the powdered leaves the smoke drives away all flying and crawling insects. The Texas Croton leaves are grayish to yellowish, green and may be lighter on top and darker beneath. It grows in the Midwest and South of the U.S. Deer and caterpillars like to eat Texas Croton.

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https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=crte4

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  1. (c) Jerry Oldenettel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), https://www.flickr.com/photos/jroldenettel/29216337734/
  2. (c) Jerry Oldenettel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), https://www.flickr.com/photos/jroldenettel/29843754065/
  3. (c) Jerry Oldenettel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), https://www.flickr.com/photos/jroldenettel/7875329972/
  4. (c) Jerry Oldenettel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), https://www.flickr.com/photos/jroldenettel/9864223376/
  5. (c) Jerry Oldenettel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), https://www.flickr.com/photos/jroldenettel/9864223004/
  6. Adapted by albuquerqueherbalism from a work by (c) kristen_himm, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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