Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2965

Forb
Annual
Monoecious
Does not have milky sap

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

Common

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 2-12(18)mm long

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Unisexual
3-5 sepals in pistillate flowers, 4 sepals in staminate flowers
Petals absent
4-8(-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 (5/21/15):
Acalypha gracilens   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Acalypha gracilens   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 107-04-002:
Acalypha gracilens   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Acalypha gracilens

 

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


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image of Acalypha gracilens

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_acgr2_001_lvd

        

image of Acalypha gracilens

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_acalypha_gracilens_1

July    Catawba County    NC

Leaves pubescent, elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, apex obtuse, margin crenate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Acalypha gracilens

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_acalypha_gracilens_2

August    Catawba County    NC

Bracts subtending pistillate flwrs 9-15(16) lobed, longest lobe < 2mm long, per Weakley's Flora.