Mercurialis (plant)

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For the Italian philologist and physician known also by his Latin name Hieronymus Mercurialis, see Geronimo Mercuriali.
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Mercurialis perennis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamily: Acalyphoideae
Tribe: Acalypheae
Subtribe: Mercurialinae
Genus: Mercurialis

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Mercurialis /mərˌkjʊəriˈælɨs/ is a genus of plants in the family Euphorbiaceae, the spurges, known commonly as the mercuries. These are slender herbs (forbs), rhizomatious perennials and woody perennials. There are eight to ten European species (depending on classification) and one Asian species.

Species include:

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