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, Silverling, Silver Whitlow-wort

Diane Creaton    dmc03300

June    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands

image of Paronychia argyrocoma, Silverling, Silver Whitlow-wort

Diane Creaton    dmc03301

June    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands

image of Paronychia argyrocoma, Silverling, Silver Whitlow-wort

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, Silverling, Silver Whitlow-wort

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, Silverling, Silver Whitlow-wort

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, Silverling, Silver Whitlow-wort

JK Marlow    jkm100626_050

June    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands