Dec. 22, 2020

beach-tea, Croton punctatus

Beach-tea, also gulf croton. Gulf croton may make more sense, because I haven't found any reference to this being brewed into tea, or used for anything else. It is good to have growing on your beach dunes, where it can help control the drift. Beach-tea is attractive in its bushy form with those pale leaves. Beach tea grows primarily along shores in AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, PA, SC, and TX. Brevard Co FL, 1/27/13. Spurge family, Euphorbiaceae.