Acalypha phleoides


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Scientific Name Acalypha phleoides USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Shrubby Copperleaf ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Euphorbiaceae (Spurge) SEINet Reference
Description Habitat: Images below taken along a roadside near Austin.
Plant: Erect perennial 10 to 20 inches tall.
Leaves: Elliptic or obovate leaves, the lower-most with round, pointed tips; 1 to 2-1/2 inches long with toothed edges.
Inflorescence: Dense terminal spikes 1 to 4 inches long; female flowers below with long red styles; reddish-brown male flowers above; reddish appearance from female styles and bracts of male flowers.
Bloom Period: June to October.
References: SEINet and "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason.
Texas Status

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