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10b. Argythamnia mercurialina Bentham var. pilosissima (Bentham) Shinners, Field & Lab. 24: 38. 1956.

Serophyton pilosissimum Bentham, Bot. Voy. Sulphur, 53. 1844; Aphora pilosissima (Bentham) Torrey; Argythamnia pilosissima (Bentham) Müller Arg.; Ditaxis pilosissima (Bentham) A. Heller

Nectary glands of staminate and pistillate flowers hairy.

Flowering from Mar–Jul. Oak woodlands and forests, grasslands, sandy soils; 10–150 m; Tex.

Variety pilosissima occurs from east-central to south Texas, whereas var. mercurialina is widely distributed. Both varieties appear to prefer sandy soils.


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