Acalypha rhomboidea Raf.
Family: Euphorbiaceae
rhombic copper-leaf,  more...
[Acalypha virginica var. rhomboidea L.]
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Josh Sulman  
Etymology: 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
Plants: erect, annual, 8"-24" tall forb; stems with hairs either in lines or all over
Leaves: lance-shaped to slightly rhombic, stalks about half as long as the leaf blade, alternate; with stipules and coarse teeth
Flowers: 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.
Fruits: capsule with 3 seeds
Habitat: full to partial sun; dry to moist; woods, disturbed sites, gardens
Conservation Status: Native
Acalypha rhomboidea image
Josh Sulman  
Acalypha rhomboidea image
Stephen L. Solheim  
Acalypha rhomboidea image
Josh Sulman  
Acalypha rhomboidea image
Acalypha rhomboidea image
Acalypha rhomboidea image
Acalypha rhomboidea image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Josh Sulman  
Acalypha rhomboidea image
Acalypha rhomboidea image
Acalypha rhomboidea image
Acalypha rhomboidea image
Acalypha rhomboidea image
Acalypha rhomboidea image
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