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Acalypha deamii

Acalypha deamii (Weath.) H.E. Ahles

Deam's Threeseed Mercury, Largeseeded Mercury

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)

Synonym(s): Acalypha rhomboidea var. deamii, Acalypha virginica var. deamii

USDA Symbol: ACDE4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 28 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AR , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , MO , OH , PA , TN , VA
Native Habitat: Moist bottomland woods, near streams or rivers, rarely in moist upland forests.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Acalypha deamii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Acalypha deamii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Acalypha deamii


Record Modified: 2020-03-09
Research By: CBR

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