Jul. 31, 2021

vente conmigo, Croton glandulosus

We will go with the south-of-the-border name, vente conmigo, because that's mostly where this plant is native. It is probably native in Florida, and maybe a little farther north or west. It's also called sand, toothed or tropical croton. It is mildly toxic. It is a serious pest in crops, which is not at all good if you're going to end up harvesting and eating the seeds. It is resistant to herbicides. If it's like a close relative that has immigrated here, it is a puzzle. That plant pops up year after year among soy and corn, the only survivor after the herbicide applications. Vente conmigo means "come with me" , and has so far joined us in AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NE, NM, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WI, and WV. Taylor Co FL, 8/8/18. Spurge family, Euphorbiaceae.