Pineland Croton



Pineland Croton (Croton linearis), also known as Grannybush, is still relatively common in the pine rocklands of south Florida and the Florida Keys. However, the pine rocklands are a globally critically imperiled habitat that occurs only in south Florida and the Bahamas. Its original 185,000 acre range has shrunk by ninety-eight percent! Today, less than 4,000 acres of this fragmented habitat exist outside Everglades National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve, and other protected lands. This Croton is important to conserve since it is the single larval host plant for two butterflies, Bartram’s Scrub-hairstreak (Strymon acis) and Florida Leafwing (Anaea troglodyta floridalis).

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