Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Acalypha gracilens A.Gray subsp. gracilens image
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Family Euphorbiaceae
Acalypha gracilens A.Gray subsp. gracilens
short-stalk copper-leaf, slender three-seeded-mercury
Acalypha: from the Greek acklephes for "nettle," being an ancient name for a kind of nettle but applied by Linnaeus to this genus because of the nettle-like appearance of the leaves
gracilens: thin, slender
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Status: Introduced - adventive
Plant: erect, annual, 8" - 20" tall forb, usually either unbranched or with a few branches near the base; stems hairy
Flower: 4 (male), 3(female)-parted, tiny, no petals, only sepals; inflorescence a cluster from the leaf axil; blooms July-Oct.
Fruit:capsule, 3 seeds
Leaf:stalk about 1/4 as long as the linear to oblong leaf blade
Habitat: full to partial sun; moist to dry; open woods, fields, meadows; in sandy soil
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Acalypha gracilens A.Gray var. gracilens

         
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