Mysterious Weed Needs ID’ing

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Date Photo Taken: 07/12/2014
Location: Seagoville, TX
Posted By: HisPrincess


Grayish bright green field weed found in an open area 15 minutes east of Dallas, Texas.


  1. whatweed Flower Fanatic says:

    It is wooly croton, also known as goat weed. Doves flock to seeds in fall.

    July 17th, 2014 at 11:57 am
  2. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    The more that I learn about the croton plants… The more that I like them.

    I discovered croton capitatus growing on the edge of one of my gardens in town a few years ago…. And transplanted some of it to my garden for observation.

    This year… I noticed caterpillars on the original patch… Did a bit of research….

    Very cool looking butterfly!

    There’s supposed to be 30 or so species of croton / doveweed in your area….
    Considered a valuable wildlife plant… So… I hope that you discover an appreciation for this neat family of plants…

    July 18th, 2014 at 9:00 am

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