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 (3/8/10):
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

 

COMMON NAME:
Silverling, Silver Whitlow-wort