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NCBG PLANT INDEX
ID_PLANT: ACOS
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Acalypha ostryifolia
GENUS: Acalypha
FAMILY: EUPHOR - ()

NCBG DESCRIPTIVES
INTRO: Erect annual of roadsides, fields and disturbed alluvial soil.
STEMS: Stems branching, fuzzy to hairy.
LEAVES: Leaves alternate, long-petiolate, oval with heart-shaped base, to 4 in. long, finely toothed and petioles and blades somewhat hairy.
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FLOWERS: Flowers in spikes from leaf axils (male flowers) and terminating the stem (female flowers); male flowers 1/8 in. wide, consisting of 4 green to translucent white sepals and several white stamens; female flowers 1/4 in. wide, consisting of several white, long, branching styles, a spiny, green ovary and a surrounding floral bract with several narrow lobes.
FRUITS: Fruit a softly prickly, 3-lobed capsule.
COMMENTS:
HEIGHT: 1-2 1/2 ft.

DURATION: Annual
HABIT: Herb

LEAF ARRANGEMENT: Alternate
LEAF COMPLEXITY: Simple
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BLOOM TIME: Late Jun-Nov
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BLOOM COLOR: Greenish-white
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HABITAT TYPE: Bottomlands, Disturbed
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HERBARIUM RESOURCES
SERNEC: Find in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

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NCBG RECORD
ID IMAGE1: 25808
ID IMAGE2: 0
ID IMAGE3: 0
Include in WOTAS: 1
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2017-11-16

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