Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4217

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia & north of the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in shale barrens, rocky riversides, calcareous rock outcrops and talus, serpentine outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 spine-tipped sepals
Petals absent
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Paronychia virginica var. virginica   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Paronychia virginica   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Paronychia virginica ssp. virginica

 

COMMON NAME:
Yellow Nailwort, Virginia Whitlow-wort


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