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Croton draco, Croton panamensis, Croton draco ssp. panamensis, Dragon's Blood

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Croton draco, Croton panamensis, Croton draco ssp. panamensis

Dragon's Blood
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: Central America, Mexico
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersIrritatingEthnomedical plant.
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It has large, heart-shaped, bright-green leaves and unique, greenish-white flowers on long stalks. When the trunk of the tree is cut or wounded, a dark red, sappy resin oozes out as if the tree is bleeding-earning this local name. All parts of the plant, if damaged, exude a red liquid that has medicinal properties.


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Croton draco, Croton panamensis, Croton draco ssp. panamensis, Dragon's Blood

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