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Argythamnia mercurialina var. mercurialina

Argythamnia mercurialina (Nutt.) Müll. Arg. var. mercurialina

Tall Silverbush, Tall Wild Mercury, Tall Ditaxis

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)

Synonym(s): Ditaxis mercurialina


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
Size Notes: Up to about 30 inches tall.
Leaf: Dark green
Flower: Sepals 5. Petals 5

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow , Green , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: White, sometimes pale yellow-green or tinged purple proximally.


USA: AZ , CO , KS , NM , OK , TX
Native Habitat: Dry prairies over limestone in sand.


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston
Bibref 281 - Shinners & Mahler's Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas (1999) Diggs, G. M.; B. L. Lipscomb; B. O'Kennon; W. F...

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Web Reference

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

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-09-27
Research By: TWC Staff

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