Euphorbiaceae
Croton setigerus

Turkey Mullein

Cushion. Sap clear, not milky. Stem with many branches from base, spreading or upright. Leaves mostly in tight rosettes at tips of stems. Leaf entire, alternate with petiole to 2 in. long, blade gray-green, 1–2 1/2 in. long, egg-shaped, with wide base, dense with soft star-shaped hairs. Male flowers small in cluster above 2–3 female flowers. Grows in open or disturbed places below 3000 ft.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer-Autumn
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 1--8 inches
  • Habitat: Disturbed, Meadow, Shrub-Steppe
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  • Native: Yes