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Argythamnia argyraea

Argythamnia argyraea Cory

Silky Silverbush, Silvery Wild Mercury, Silvery Wild-mercury

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)


USDA Symbol: ARAR5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 14 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: Shortgrass grasslands or open shrublands on whitish, clay soils.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-03-09
Research By: CBR

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