Environmental Impact Research Program. Doveweeds (Croton supp.) Section 7.4.2, US Army Corps of Engineers Wildlife Resources Management Manual.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB
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A plant materials report on doveweeds Croton spp. is provided as Section 7.4.2 of the US Army Corps of Engineers Wildlife Resources Management Manual. The report was prepared as a guide to assist the Corps District or project biologists in the selection, cultivation, and management of suitable plant materials for wildlife and habitat development programs. Major topics covered include description, distribution, habitat requirements, wildlife value, establishment, and maintenance. The crotons, commonly referred to as doveweeds, include several species known to be important food plants for upland game birds. Diagnostic features of the genus Croton are described, and growth and habitat characteristics are given for six species that are of value to wildlife. Regional and seasonal variation in use by wildlife is described, with emphasis on use by the mourning dove Zenaida macroura and northern bobwhite Colinus virginianus. Guidelines are provided for establishing, cultivating, and maintaining stands of doveweeds on project lands.
- Agronomy, Horticulture and Aquiculture
- Anatomy and Physiology