Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Acalypha

Acalypha california
Fast growing, reaching up to 3 x 3 feet.
The cordate-ovate leaves are red at first, turning fuzzy deep green.
It bears abundant red flower catkins.
Full sun to partial shade on well drained soil. It is very drought tolerant.

Acalypha hispida

* photos taken on Aug 15 2014 @ Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD

* photo taken on Oct 21 2014 @ Smithsonian Inst., Wash., DC

* historical archive photos

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