Scientific NameCroton glandulosus
Other Common Names:
Tropic croton grows from 4 to 20 inches in height. It is known to be a common problem among such plants as cotton and peanuts.
The leaves are oval when young and become more elliptical with maturity. The margins of the leaves are serrated.
Tropic croton is distinguished by its serrated leaves. It also has white, disc like glands that appear above or below the petiole. Also, tropic croton has a hairy stem.
Flower Seed Head
Tropic croton has small white flowers that are approximately 1/2 inch long. The white flowers occur at the ends of the stems.
The fruit of tropic croton is an oblong brown colored seed.
Tropic croton is found throughout the southeastern United States, as far west as Missouri. It is also found in the Pacific North west.
upright and nonwoody,
prostrate and nonwoody
Thorns or Spines
Approximate Flower Diameter
Dominant Flower Color
shorter than leaf
Stem Cross Section
round or oval