|COMMON NAME:||Copperleaf, hophornbeam|
|SCIENTIFIC NAME:||Acalypha ostryifolia|
|FEATURES:||Summer annual plant with upright growth habit. Leaves simple, alternate, curving downward,
with serrate (toothed) margins, ovate in shape, cordate at base. Plant with a terminal spike.
|DESCRIPTION:||Weed common along fence rows, roadsides, and former turfgrass areas treated with Roundup.
Without preemergence herbicide, hophornbeam copperleaf readily emerges in the killed areas.
Normally a weed of water areas and some crop areas.