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Argythamnia mercurialina var. pilosissima (Tall silverbush)
Carr, Bill

Argythamnia mercurialina var. pilosissima

Argythamnia mercurialina (Nutt.) Müll. Arg. var. pilosissima (Benth.) Shinners

Tall Silverbush

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious
Inflorescence: Axillary , Raceme
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 32 inches tall.
Flower: Sepals 5

Bloom Information

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


Native Distribution: Edwards Plateau and south in the Rio Grande Plains of Texas, endemic.
Native Habitat: Sandy soil over limestone.


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


Record Modified: 2022-11-23
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