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Argythamnia mercurialina (Tall silverbush)
Stone, Robert L.

Argythamnia mercurialina

Argythamnia mercurialina (Nutt.) Müll. Arg.

Tall Silverbush, Tall Wildmercury

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)


USDA Symbol: ARME5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 32 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AZ , CO , KS , NM , OK , TX

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

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


Record Modified: 2023-04-03
Research By: TWC Staff

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