Taxon  Report   2434    
Croton californicus  Müll. Arg.
California croton,  Desert croton
Croton californicus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Bloom Period
Genus: Croton
Habitat: coastal

Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Coastal Strand, Chaparral, Creosote Bush Scrub

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF: Croton californicus var. mohavensis
JEF: Croton californicus var. tenuis
ICPN: Croton californicus var. californicus
More information about  Croton californicus
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Oct 18, 2019).