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Common name

English: Annual Mercury

German: Einjähriges Bingelkraut

Portuguese: Erva-mercúrio


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Malpighiales (100)

        Family: Euphorbiaceae (79)(family description)

          Genus: Mercurialis (1)

            Epithet: annua L. (4)

Synonyms: Discoplis serrata Raf., Mercurialis ambigua L.f., Mercurialis ciliata C.Presl

ambigua => doubtful, of uncertain relationship

annua => yearly, annual, lasting a year, within a year

ciliata => fringed, as with eyelashes

serrata => beset with saw teeth


Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green, white

External links

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