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Common name

English: Annual Mercury

German: Einjähriges Bingelkraut

Portuguese: Erva-mercúrio

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2558)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2456)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2078)

      Order: Malpighiales (98)

        Family: Euphorbiaceae (77) (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

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green, white

External links

Check for Mercurialis annua at World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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