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Mercurialis perennis L.

Family - Euphorbiaceae

Common Name - Dog's Mercury

 

 

 

Native 

Poisonous 

 

 

Not Fragrant 

Unscented Leaves 

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Habitats
Deciduous woodland
Coniferous woodland
Hedgerows
Mountain rocks
Description of Genus

Annual and perennial herbs with opposite leaves and stipules. Wind pollinated.

Mercurialis perennis
Quentin Groom
Life History
Perennial
UK distribution

Found in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during February, March and April.

Fruit

The fruit is a capsule.

Flower

The flower is actinomorphic and is green in colour.

Names in other languages and countries

Germany
Wald-Bingelkraut
Sweden
skogsbingel
Poland
Szczyr trwaly

Worldwide distribution

Europe
West-Asia