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Three-seeded Mercury Acalypha gracilens

Description

Slender Threeseed Mercury is an native annual wildflower in the spurge family.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#NC native#native wildflower#native annual#native weed
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#NC native#native wildflower#native annual#native weed
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Acalypha
    Species:
    gracilens
    Family:
    Euphorbiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central and eastern U.S.A.
    Distribution:
    AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MO , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Native Plant
    Weed
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Description:
    Blooms mid-spring through fall
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Filiform
    Oblong
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No