Sp. Pl.2: 1003. 1753
Phenology: Flowering and fruiting summer–fall.
Habitat: Deciduous and evergreen woods, riverbanks, agricultural fields, disturbed areas.
Elevation: 30–1200 m.
Acalypha virginica overlaps geographically with A. rhomboidea but is more frequently found in grassy or prairielike habitats. See the discussion of 15. A. rhomboidea for notes on the nomenclatural and taxonomic confusion associated with these species.
Acalypha virginica and A. gracilens can sometimes be difficult to distinguish, especially when young. They can generally be distinguished by the pistillate bracts, which in A. virginica are hirsute and lack red sessile glands abaxially and in A. gracilens are sparsely pubescent and bear some red sessile glands abaxially.
Reports of Acalypha virginica from states other than those listed here are based on misidentifications.
|Author||Geoffrey A. Levin +|
|Common name||Virginia threeseeded mercury +|
|Elevation||30–1200 m. +|
|Habitat||Deciduous and evergreen woods, riverbanks, agricultural fields, disturbed areas. +|
|Phenology||Flowering and fruiting summer–fall. +|
|Synonym||Acalypha digyneia +|
|Taxon name||Acalypha virginica +|
|Taxon parent||Acalypha +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 12 +|