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Article: Euphorbiaceae, A Family of Great Variety: Acalypha

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trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 18, 2012
5:24 PM

Post #9279351

A. pendula has now been re-classified (re-named) to A. reptans. another fun factoid for non-tropical zones, this plant will come back from the roots after a hard freeze. Plant Delights nursery in N. Carolina grows them in ground and so do i. it is actually a little too hardy for me! it sends underground runners all over my garden in good soil.
still, i love it.
can2grow
Valparaiso, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 19, 2012
7:59 PM

Post #9280633

Acalypha chamaedrifolia (Lam.) Müll. Arg.
Synonyms:
(=) Acalypha hispaniolae Urb.
(≡) Acalypha reptans Sw.
(≡) Croton chamaedrifolius Lam.

Actually, I believe the correct name is now Acalypha chamaedrifolia (GRIN website,
APG III System of Taxonomy).

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