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Argythamnia simulans (Plateau silverbush)
Carr, Bill

Argythamnia simulans

Argythamnia simulans J.W. Ingram

Plateau silverbush, Tall wild-mercury

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)

Synonym(s): Ditaxis simulans

USDA Symbol: ARSI2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual
Inflorescence: Raceme
Fruit Type: Capsule
Flower: Sepals 5
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul


Native Distribution: Edwards Plateau of Texas, endemic.
Native Habitat: Rocky and sandy soil over limestone.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:

Patsy Glenn Refuge - Wimberley, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0431 Collected Jun 18, 1993 in Bexar County by Mike Fox


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Argythamnia simulans in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Argythamnia simulans in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Argythamnia simulans


Record Last Modified: 2011-07-08
Research By: TWC Staff

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