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Acalypha virginica

Acalypha virginica L.

Virginia threeseed mercury

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)

USDA Symbol: ACVI
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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Specimen & Label Data

Acalypha virginica

Virginia Copper Leaf

Euphorbiaceae

Location: Rear garden, 85 Campden Circle--Oakwell Farms, San Antonio.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Adventitious in moist, alkaline soil. Few/scattered, may not persist.

Description: Erect annual, few branched above, to 75 cm tall, densely pubescent w/short recurved & long, soft, spreading hairs. Leaves alternate, ovate-lanceolate, crenate, slightly cordate, to 6x11 cm. Petioles about 1/2 length of leaf. Infloresence: axillary, androgenous spike: pistillate bracts at base deeply incised, subtending 1-3 flowers, hirsute w/red & white short stalked glands.

County: Bexar
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Sep 14, 1993
Specimen number: 511

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0774A
Accession Date: May 26, 1994
Accession Number: 58

Annotations: Androgenous (In flower)

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