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Argythamnia simulans (Plateau silverbush)
Carr, Bill

Argythamnia simulans

Argythamnia simulans J.W. Ingram

Plateau Silverbush, Tall Wild-mercury

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)

Synonym(s): Ditaxis simulans

USDA Symbol: ARSI2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

2 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual
Inflorescence: Raceme
Fruit Type: Capsule
Flower: Sepals 5
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

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


Native Distribution: Edwards Plateau of Texas, endemic.
Native Habitat: Rocky and sandy soil over limestone.

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 - Wimberley, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0431 Collected Jun 18, 1993 in Bexar County by Mike Fox

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium


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


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

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