Etymology: Croton: from the Greek word kroton meaning "a tick" because of the way the seeds look in some members of the family
Plants: annual forb
Conservation Status: Introduced - adventive
USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"