Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3434

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Uncommon (rare in GA)

Look for it in thin soils of rock outcrops, esp on mountain summits at high elevations, disjunct to a few Piedmont monadnocks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Brownish sepals with white margins
Usually bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
Petals absent
2-5 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Utricle

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Paronychia argyrocoma   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Paronychia argyrocoma   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 071-02-001:
Paronychia argyrocoma   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Paronychia argyrocoma

 

COMMON NAME:
Silverling, Silver Whitlow-wort


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image of Paronychia argyrocoma

Diane Creaton    dmc03300

June    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands

image of Paronychia argyrocoma

Diane Creaton    dmc03301

June    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands

image of Paronychia argyrocoma

JK Marlow    jkm100626_037

June    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands

Leaves 0.4-1.2" long, entire, linear or lance-linear, and smooth to silky, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Paronychia argyrocoma

JK Marlow    jkm100626_042

June    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands

Flowers mostly hidden by conspicuous silvery bracts; sepals white on margins, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Paronychia argyrocoma

JK Marlow    jkm100626_045

June    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands

Numerous silky-hairy, simple or forked stems, usually forming mats or tufts, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Paronychia argyrocoma

JK Marlow    jkm100626_050

June    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands