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Lance-leaf Ditaxis
Narrow-leaf Silverbush

Argythamnia lanceolata
(Ditaxis lanceolata)


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LEAVES: Silvery leaves are indeed lance-shaped ranging from 3 to 6 cm. with occasional serrations along the margin.
small white flower of Argythamnia
FLOWERS: Whitish-green clusters of small flowers occur in the leaf axils.

FRUIT: Three-valved capsule borne with obvious short, silvery hairs.

SHRUB: A slender, barely woody shrub rarely reaching 1 meter.

RANGE: Common on bajadas and rocky slopes in the Sonoran Desert. May be inconspicuous following extended drought periods or hard freezes.


Euphorbiaceae -- Spurge Family

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