Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Acalypha rhomboidea Raf. image
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Family Euphorbiaceae
Acalypha rhomboidea Raf.
rhombic copper-leaf, 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
rhomboidea: diamond-shaped
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual, 8"-24" tall forb; stems with hairs either in lines or all over
Flower: greenish, males 4-parted and females 3-parted, tiny, no petals, only sepals; inflorescence a tiny cluster from the leaf axil surrounded by many-lobed bracts; blooms July-Oct.
Fruit:capsule with 3 seeds
Leaf:lance-shaped to slightly rhombic, stalks about half as long as the leaf blade, alternate; with stipules and coarse teeth
Habitat: full to partial sun; dry to moist; woods, disturbed sites, gardens

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All Acalypha list Google- Images or Text
Acalypha virginica L. var. rhomboidea (Raf.) Cooperr.

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