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Argythamnia humilis (Low silverbush)
Stone, Robert L.

Argythamnia humilis

Argythamnia humilis (Engelm. & A. Gray) Müll. Arg.

Low Silverbush

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)


USDA Symbol: ARHU5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Stems few to many, weak, usually trailing or spreading, freely branching.


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Oblanceolate
Inflorescence: Axillary , Raceme
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 16 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: CO , KS , NM , OK , TX

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Patsy Glenn Refuge, c/o Wimberley Birding Society - Wimberley, TX


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

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Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-11-23
Research By: TWC Staff

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