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Wiggins' Croton
Croton wigginsii
  
About Wiggins' Croton (Croton wigginsii) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Croton wigginsii is a species of croton known by the common name Wiggins' croton. This small gray-green shrub is native to the Sonoran Deserts of northern Mexico and Arizona, into the Colorado Desert in California where it is an inhabitant of sand dunes. This small gray-green shrub is native to the Sonoran Deserts of northern Mexico and Arizona, into the Colorado Desert in California where it is an inhabitant of sand dunes. Croton wigginsii is spreading shrub approaches a meter-3 feet in height. Its sparse foliage is made up of long oval-shaped leaves covered in a coating of white hairs. It is dioecious, with male plants bearing staminate flowers with thready stamens and female plants bearing pistillate flowers composed of the rounded immature fruits.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Shrub

Size
Size
3.3 ft tall

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 2.8" - 11.2", Summer Precipitation: 0.59" - 1.09", Coldest Month: 54.2" - 61.8", Hottest Month: 82.9" - 88.1", Humidity: 6.61" - 39.34", Elevation: 59" - 1789"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Wiggins's Croton


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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