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Acalypha monococca (Slender threeseed mercury)

Acalypha monococca

Acalypha monococca (Engelm. ex A. Gray) Lill. W. Mill. & Gandhi

Slender Threeseed Mercury

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)

Synonym(s): Acalypha gracilens ssp. monococca, Acalypha gracilens var. monococca, Acalypha virginica var. monococca

USDA Symbol: ACMO4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

22 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AR , IL , KS , MO , OK , TX

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Stengl Biological Research Station - Smithville, TX

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) 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 monococca in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Acalypha monococca in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Acalypha monococca


Record Modified: 2023-04-03
Research By: TWC Staff

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