Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3563

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 0.4-7cm 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 rhomboidea   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Acalypha rhomboidea   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 107-04-003:
Acalypha rhomboidea   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH World checklist of Euphorbiaceae (Govaerts, Frodin& Radcliffe-Smith, 2000)
Acalypha virginica var. rhomboidea

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Three-seeded Mercury, Rhombic Copperleaf


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JK Marlow    jkm140711_740

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140711_741

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140711_748

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Leaves crenate, with 2 prominent lateral veins from base, parallel to midrib, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm120825_941

August    Greenville County    SC

Jones Gap State Park

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

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JK Marlow    jkm120825_943b

August    Greenville County    SC

Jones Gap State Park

Bracts subtending pistillate flwrs (5-) 7-9 (-11) lobed, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm120825_988

August    Greenville County    SC

Jones Gap State Park

Petiole 0.5-1.5 X as long as the leaf blade, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm120827_034

August    Greenville County    SC

Flowers in axillary inflorescences; in each, staminate above, pistillate below, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm120827_047

August    Greenville County    SC

Petioles of principal leaves 1-8cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm120827_051

August    Greenville County    SC