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Argythamnia humilis var. humilis (Low silverbush)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Argythamnia humilis var. humilis

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

Low Silverbush, Low Wild Mercury

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)

Synonym(s): Ditaxis humilis


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: Flower very small.


USA: CO , KS , NM , OK , TX
Native Habitat: Dry grassland and shrub.

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0665 Collected Oct 29, 1990 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium


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


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

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