Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 141 (1838) APNI
Mat-forming herb to c. 20 cm high and c. 80 cm wide, usually greyish from a covering of fine stellate hairs, each usually with an elongted central bristle; stems dichotomously branched. Leaves ovate to rhombic, 1–4 cm long, 0.5–3 cm wide, densely stellate-pubescent; petiole 1–5 cm long. Male flowers with calyx c. 2 mm long; calyx teeth ovate, slightly imbricate; filaments inflexed in bud, anthers linear, c. 1 mm long. Capsule ovoid, c. 4 mm long, stellate-pubescent; seed oblong, c. 3.5 mm long, c. 2 mm wide, smooth, shiny, mottled grey and brown or black. Flowers summer.
*NIS. Also naturalised WA, SA, NSW. A weed of pastures that has become established in the north-east of Victoria near Barmah, Corowa, Granya and along the Kiewa River, and also in the Licola area.
Forster, P.I. (2003). A taxonomic revision of Croton L. (Euphorbiaceae) in Australia Austrobaileya , Austrobaileya 6(3): 410-412.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||introduced|
|New South Wales|