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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 Symbol: ARMEM

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
Leaf: Dark green
Flower: Sepals 5. Petals 5
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul

Distribution

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

Bibliography

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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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

Metadata

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

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