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IPM1007, Revised November 2009

Practical Weed Science for the Field Scout: Corn and Soybean

Copperleaf, Virginia (Acalyphya virginica)

Summer annual broadleaf

Virginia copperleafVirginia copperleaf
 

Virginia copperleafA summer annual with leaves that have a distinctive copper coloration. Seedlings have round, smooth cotyledons. Virginia copperleaf is a weed of cultivated agronomic, nursery, and horticultural crops, landscapes and roadsides. First true leaves are opposite, while all subsequent leaves are alternate. Leaves are lanceolate in outline, 3/4 to 3 inches long, and occur on petioles. Youngest leaves develop a distinct copper coloration. Many inconspicuous green flowers occur in clusters in the areas between the stem and leaf petioles.

 

 

Wild thing
 

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