Virginia Threeseed Mercury
Acalypha virginica L.Euphorbiaceae

common name synonyms: Wax Balls, Mercuryweed, Threeseeded Mercury, Virginia Copperleaf

subclass: Dicotyledoneae

superorder: Rosidae

order: Euphorbiales

growth form: herb

life history: annual

level of invasiveness: invasive

weedy in native range: Yes

noxious weed in the u.s.: No

type of introduction: Unknown

number of vectors: 1.0

introduced range: Italy, Switzerland, Austria

native range: North America

notes: locally naturalized; weed of cultivation; Enlarged interow in Maize fields favored spp. incl. Acalypha virginica (Guillerm)

invasiveness notes: invasive

Credits: Credits: (c) 2001-2006 J. Forman Orth