Taxon  Report   43 
Acalypha californica  Benth.
California acalypha,  California copperleaf
Acalypha californica
© 2004 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
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Acalypha californica
© 2005 Dieter Wilken
Acalypha californica
© 2003 Michael Charters
Acalypha californica, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Acalypha californica
© 2003 Michael Charters
Genus: Acalypha
Chaparral, Southern Oak Woodland
Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Acalypha pringlei
More information about  Acalypha californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jul 21, 2018).

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