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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)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ARMEP

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
Flower: Sepals 5
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul

Distribution

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

Bibliography

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 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

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Record Modified: 2011-07-08
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