Acalypha Virginica, or more commonly know as Virginia Threeseed Mercury, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) with green foliage and red flowers of the genus Acalypha. It has a rapid growth rate and a height of 3 feet at maturity. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. It's active growth period is spring summer fall, blooms during early summer, is somewhat tolerant of shade and is routinely available commercially. Acalypha Virginica or Virginia Threeseed Mercury's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Vermont.
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