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Argythamnia blodgettii

Argythamnia blodgettii (Torr.) Chapm.

Blodgett's Silverbush, Blodgett’s Wild Mercury, Blodgett’s Wild-mercury

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)

Synonym(s): Ditaxis blodgettii

USDA Symbol: ARBL2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


Native Distribution: Known in North America only in Florida, where it is listed as endangered.
Native Habitat: Open cactus hammocks, pinelands, mixed forests, rocky and sandy soils, limestone.

Web Reference

Webref 42 - Florida Natural Areas Inventory Field Guides (2001) Florida Natural Areas Inventory Field Guides

Additional resources

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


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

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