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Acalypha californica

California Copperleaf, hierba del cancer, Copperleaf

Acalypha californica
Acalypha californica
Acalypha californica
Acalypha californica

Life form2, 3: shrub, low
Habitat: arroyos
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: alternate
leaf format3: simple
leaf shape3: triangular or ovate
leaf surface3: sparsely hairy
leaf margin3: toothed
Flower color2: reddish or red
Flowering period2: June to Dec.
Armament2, 3: spineless
Family1, 2, 3: Euphorbiaceae (spurge family)
Synonym(s)1: Acalypha pringlei
Status: locally common
Locations where collected or observed:
      Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
      Tinajas Altas area
      Ajo vicinity and BLM land

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