Latin name: Acalypha californica Benth.
Pronunciation: ak-al-IF-a ka-li-FOR-ni-ka
Common name: California copperleaf
Family: Euphorbiaceae (Spurge)
Habitat: Dry rocky slopes and in chaparral and oak woodland to about 4000', southern South Coast near San Diego, Peninsular Range, western Sonora Desert
Blooming period: January to June
Name derivations: 1) Acalypha 2) californica