Virginia Copperleaf


Vegetative plant.  Virginia copperleaf's erect and branching stems are hairy or at least moderately hairy.  The leaves have teeth along the margins and develop the characteristic copper coloration.

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The early leaves are opposite and subsequent leaves are alternate along the hairy stems.

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Flowers are small and clustered in the leaf axils.

Seed are mottled in color, pear-shaped and slightly greater than 1mm in length.

Life cycle: summer annual.