Taxon  Report   2434 
Croton californicus  Muell.
California croton,  Desert croton
Croton californicus
© 2004 James M. Andre
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Croton californicus
© 2006 Chris Wagner, SBNF
Croton californicus
© 2005 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
Croton californicus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Croton californicus
© 2002 Lynn Watson
Genus: Croton
Coastal Sage Scrub, Coastal Strand, Chaparral, Creosote Bush Scrub
Habitat: coastal
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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TJM2: Croton californicus var. mohavensis
TJM2: Croton californicus var. tenuis
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This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Feb 25, 2018).

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