copperleaf, hophornbeam

COMMON NAME: Copperleaf, hophornbeam
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Acalypha ostryifolia
FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae
LIFECYCLE: Annual
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.

Broad View hophornbeam copperleaf

Broad View
hophornbeam copperleaf

Leaf Close up of inflorescence and upper leaves.

Leaf
Close up of inflorescence and upper leaves.

Flower / Seed Head Close up of inflorescence and upper leaves.

Flower / Seed Head
Close up of inflorescence and upper leaves.

Broad View Additional image of plant not in flower.

Broad View
Additional image of plant not in flower.