Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Annual
Does not have milky sap

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Coastal Plain of NC-SC)

Look for it in woodlands and disturbed ground, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
3-5 sepals in pistillate flowers, 4 sepals in staminate flowers
Petals absent
8-16 stamens in staminate flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Acalypha virginica   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Acalypha virginica   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 107-04-001:
Acalypha virginica   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Three-seeded Mercury, Virginia Copperleaf, Short-stalked Copperleaf