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Acalypha ostryifolia Riddell

Acalypha caroliniana Elliott

Acalypha caroliniana Elliot

Pineland threeseed mercury

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderMalpighialesA broad group encompassing 16,000 species
FamilyEuphorbiaceaeEuphorbia or spurge family
GenusAcalyphaCopperleaves or three-seeded mercuries; means “nettle”
SpeciesostryifoliaWith leaves resembling those of hornbeams (genus Ostrya)

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Acalypha ostryifolia description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Acalypha ostryifolia (pineland threeseed mercury)

10/12/2012 · By Jacquelyn Boyt

Acalypha ostryifolia (pineland threeseed mercury)

10/12/2012 · By Jacquelyn Boyt


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