NCBG PLANT INDEX
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Acalypha ostryifolia
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.
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.
HEIGHT: 1-2 1/2 ft. DURATION:
Alternate LEAF COMPLEXITY:
Simple LEAF RETENTION: FLORAL
BLOOM TIME: Late Jun-Nov
BLOOM COLOR: Greenish-white
FRUITING PERIOD: DISTRIBUTION
HABITAT TYPE: Bottomlands, Disturbed
NATIVE RANGE: HORTICULTURAL
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ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
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() SUMMARY: REFERENCE: 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) WEB RESOURCES USDA: Find in USDA Plants NPIN: Find in NPIN Database FNA: Find in the Flora of North America (if available) Google: Search Google for NCBG RECORD
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Last Modified: 2017-11-16