ⓘ Croton capitatus

                                     

ⓘ Croton capitatus

Croton capitatus, known as the hogwort or woolly croton or goatweed, is an annual plant with erect, branched stems, densely covered with light brown, wooly hairs that give it a whitish appearance. It grows in dry, open areas, especially sandy and rocky soils. It is distributed across the southern United States, and elsewhere.

Hogwort contains Croton oil, a powerful laxative.