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Doveweed (Tropic Croton)

$48.00 per lb.

Tropic croton has numerous wildlife benefits. Provides cover for game birds that also consume the seeds of the plant. Ideal for dove fields and quail habitats. It is an annual, but drops large quantities of seed on the ground, eliminating the need for reseeding.

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Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 6 in
Botanical Name

Croton glandulosa

Life Cycle


Sowing Depth

1/4" to 3/8"

Seeding Rate

8 lbs. per acre


45 – 120 days


Sandy to sandy loam




2 feet

Blooming Period

July – October

Flower Color


Commonly referred to as Doveweed, Croton glandulosa derives its common name because of the dove’s affinity for the plant. Specifically, it produces seed that doves will consume and it also provides ample cover from predators. There are also proven benefits for quail populations. It branches frequently as it grows vertically, peaking around 2 feet. Fields of Doveweed will produce busy and active dove traffic leading to eventful hunts.

For dove hunting enthusiasts, croton should be a component in a dove field program that includes black oil sunflower, corn, or millet.  The combination of croton, sunflowers, and corn creates an incredible feeding ground for doves.  Croton will hold the doves into the late winter months.