Backyard Weed?

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Date Photo Taken: October 27, 2011
Location: central Alabama
Posted By: mike


This plant popped up a few weeks ago. While it’s attractive, I’m worried it may be an invasive species.


  1. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Virginia copper leaf or Three seeded mercury.
    There isn’t much lawn or ornamental research data on Copper leaf control. In personal observations spring preEmergents have been helpful but not entirely successful in eliminating copperleaf. Adequate mulch and handpulling will be needed. Post emergents can be used in open areas. If left unchecked your invasive suspecions are correct.

    October 29th, 2011 at 11:19 am
  2. stone Unregistered says:

    It’s pretty, but I’d pull it.
    (Acalypha rhomboidea) rhombic copperleaf
    While I’m having difficulties finding online images in that colour, I find specimens in the garden after they’ve turned that colour.

    October 29th, 2011 at 2:44 pm
  3. stone Unregistered says:

    I found a decent link:

    October 29th, 2011 at 2:52 pm

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