Mercurialis annua L.
(annual mercury)

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Female plant - in situ (Click to view)
Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesMercurialis annua (annual mercury)
GenusMercurialis (mercuries)
FamilyEUPHORBIACEAE (spurges)
OrderMALPIGHIALES (poplars, willows, St John's worts, spurges and violets)
SubclassEU-DICOTS (dicotyledonous flowering plants)
ClassMAGNOLIOPSIDA (flowering plants)
PhylumTRACHEOPHYTA (vascular plants)
KingdomPLANTAE (plants)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)

Mercurialis annua (Annual Mercury) may be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo ( has 4 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Mercurialis annua (Annual Mercury)
Our UK plant is diploid and dioecious, but recently monoecious plants have been found in Plymouth. These may be the hexaploid form from Portugal or Spain.

Thanks to Dave Fenwick for this info.
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