Mercurialis annua


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Noun1.Mercurialis annua - Eurafrican annual naturalized in America as a weed; formerly dried for use as a purgative, diuretic or antisyphilitic
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Mercurialis, Mercurialis - a genus of slender herbs belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae
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This approach has been employed to develop several gender-linked molecular markers in dioecious plants, including Silene latifolia [19], Pistacia vera [20], Cannabis sativa [21], Humulus lupulus [22], Actinidia chinensis [23], Atriplex garrettii [24], Carica papaya [25], Salix viminalis [26], Rumex acetosa [27], Mercurialis annua [28], and Eucommia ulmoides [29].
Four species not previously recorded as introduced in Victoria were obtained--i.e., Mercurialis annua, L., Annual Dog's Mercury, Euphorbiaceae; a native of Europe and North Africa.