Doveweed

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Doveweed

Croton monanthogynus
Prairie Tea; One-Seed Croton
1

3 feet
1

3 feet
Great Plains and southeastern U.S.
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Very Low

About This Plant

Doveweed is a humble annual croton with silvery-yellow, fragrant leaves. The flowers are tiny. Ubiquitous in the rocky limestone of the Edwards Plateau and sandy soils, it forms a wild groundcover in areas too dry for turfgrasses. “Tea” can be made by steeping the leaves. It may be difficult to find seed sources commercially, so preserve it if you have it on-site; it does, indeed, serve as a food source for doves and quail.

Maintenance

None required. Annual; allow it to reseed in order to preserve it on-site.

Features

Plant Type:
Groundcover
Size:
1-3' H, 1-3' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun
Soil Types:
Thin, Well drained
Wildlife:
Butterflies, Butterfly Larvae, Pollinators
Flower Color:
White
Bloom Time:
June, July, August
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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