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Argythamnia californica

Argythamnia californica Brandegee

California Silverbush

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)

Synonym(s): Ditaxis californica, Ditaxis serrata var. californica

USDA Symbol: ARCA19

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub , Shrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: Desert scrub, sandy, rocky, calcareous soils.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


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

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