General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 6-24 inches
Fruit: Edible to birds
Other: Small obovoid 3-celled capsule, each cell containing a single seed.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

Common names
  • Virginia Copperleaf
  • Virginia Mercury
  • Virginia Threeseed Mercury

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Location: Lucketts, Loudoun County, Virginia
Date: 2014-07-30
Photo by luvsgrtdanes
Location: Lucketts, Loudoun County, Virginia
Date: 2015-11-16

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