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    08 / 02 / 2020

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    Mary Kneiser


This has been growing in one corner of my yard that has no other plants. ItÕs prolific and spreading. When I pulled it up it caused terrible itching and redness on my arm that eventually went away. It gets about 2 feet tall. IÕve never seen it before. Would like to know what it is.


  • Mary Registered says:

    Thank you! That’s exactly what it is. The info on the link you shared said mourning doves and deer feed on it. Either way, I took it out.

    August 6th, 2020 at 10:25am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Link for Virginia Mercury.

    August 6th, 2020 at 3:23am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Maybe a species in the Acalypha (cooper leaf/three-seeded mercury. Check out two similar looking species the A. rhomboidea & A. virginica from these included links for more information. According to sources, both of these can cause skin rash or irritation. Best wishes!

    August 6th, 2020 at 3:25am

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