Acalypha rhomboidea
(Rhomboid Mercury)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Rhomboid Mercury, Common Three Seed Mercury, Common Three-Seeded Mercury, Copperleaf, Virginia Three Seed Mercury
    Lifespan: Annual
    Zones: N/A
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: July - September
    Status: Native

Acalypha rhomboidea, or Rhomboid Mercury, is native to the eastern half of the United States. It is an annual that grows in fields, along roadsides, in open forest openings, along streambanks, and along woodland edges, as well as in disturbed places and in yards. It blooms from mid summer into fall, with small non-showy green flowers.

This plant looks similar to some other members of the Acalypha genus. More information will be posted at a later time about differentiating other species.

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