Taxon  Report   5450    
Mercurialis annua  L.
Annual mercury
Mercurialis annua
© 2009 Neal Kramer
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Mercurialis annua
© 2013 Neal Kramer
Mercurialis annua
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Mercurialis annua, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Plant Characteristics
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Mercurialis annua
© 2015 Julia King
Genus: Mercurialis
Communities: agricultural weed

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Mercurialis annua
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).