Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3679

Forb
Summer annual
Monoecious
Does not have milky sap

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

Uncommon (rare in Carolina Mountains)

Look for it on disturbed ground, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 1.5-6.5cm 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:
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Acalypha ostryifolia   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Acalypha ostryifolia   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 107-04-004:
Acalypha ostryaefolia   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Acalypha ostryaefolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Rough-pod Copperleaf, Hophornbeam Copperleaf


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_acos_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm140730_221

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Acalypha ostryifolia

JK Marlow    jkm140730_221b

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Lvs crenate-serrate, w 2 prominent lateral veins from base, parallel to midrib, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Acalypha ostryifolia

JK Marlow    jkm140730_223

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Pistillate flowers chiefly in terminal spikes, staminate in axillary clusters, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Acalypha ostryifolia

JK Marlow    jkm140730_226

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Acalypha ostryifolia

JK Marlow    jkm130823_504

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Acalypha ostryifolia

JK Marlow    jkm130823_505

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Leaves cordate at base, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Acalypha ostryifolia

JK Marlow    jkm140804_311

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Plant to 1.5m tall, stems branched, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Acalypha ostryifolia

JK Marlow    jkm140804_340

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Acalypha ostryifolia

JK Marlow    jkm140804_341

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Pistillate spikes 3-11cm long, bracts deeply cleft into 9-17 linear teeth, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.