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NCBG PLANT INDEX
ID_PLANT: ACRH
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Acalypha rhomboidea
SELECTED SYNONYM: Acalypha virginica var. rhomboidea
GENUS: Acalypha
FAMILY: EUPHOR - ()

NCBG DESCRIPTIVES
INTRO: Erect annual found in alluvial clearings and fields, roadsides and other weedy, disturbed habitats as well as floodplain forests, swamp hummocks and seasonally exposed bars and shores.
STEMS: Stems usually simple, with lines of fine white hairs.
LEAVES: Leaves alternate, long-petiolate, oval to diamond- or lance-shaped, to 3 1/2 in. long, with bluntly toothed margins and conspicuous pinnate venation; leaves tend to congregate together near top of stem.
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FLOWERS: Flowers in axillary spikes with female flowers below and male above, though most are hidden by a surrounding green bract that is shallowly cut into 5-11 oblong to lance-shaped lobes bearing glandular hairs; flowers lack petals and sepals.
FRUITS: Fruit a small, hairy, 3-lobed capsule.
COMMENTS:
HEIGHT: 6–24 in.

DURATION: Annual
HABIT: Herb

LEAF ARRANGEMENT: Alternate
LEAF COMPLEXITY: Simple
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HABITAT TYPE: Bottomlands, Disturbed
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NATIONAL WETLAND INDICATOR STATUS

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FACU FACU FACU FACU FACU

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016 National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.3 (Lichvar, R.W., D.L. Banks, W.N. Kirchner, and N.C. Melvin. 2016. The National Wetland Plant List: 2016 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2016-30: 1-17. Published 28 April 2016. ISSN 2153 733X). Regions: AGCP-Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, AK-Alaska, AW-Arid West, CB-Caribbean, EMP-Eastern Mountains and Piedmont, GP-Great Plains, HI-Hawaii, MW-Midwest, NCNE-Northcentral and Northeast, WMCV-Western Mountains, Valleys & Coast
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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
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Include in WOTAS: 1
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2018-02-05

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