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2009
Mercurialis annua
Flowers | Magnoliopsida

Scientific name - Mercurialis annua

Synonyms --

Popular names - brei field, paralyzed, trepadatoare mercorella common Mercurial annuel, Einjahriges Bingelkraut.

Distribution and Habitat - grows on fields planted on roadsides, on dry land.

Description - The annual U.S. glabra slightly pubescent. Stem erect, branched, 10-50 cm high. Stipelate leaves, opposite, 1.5-5 cm, ovata lanceolata or elliptic, margin crenat-evening, petiole 0.2-1.5 cm. Dioecious, occasionally monoecious. Female flowers, subsesile, solitary or in small bunches in the armpit leaves. Male flowers grouped in ears axillary, 8-15 stamens. Fruit capsule dehiscence, 0.3 cm. Pollination by wind. Blooms all year.

Properties and Uses - toxic species for bothman and animal.

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