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Plant Details

Paronychia argyrocoma

Silverling, Silver Whitlow-wort, Silvery Nailwort

Scientific Name:

Paronychia argyrocoma

Common Name:

Silverling, Silver Whitlow-wort, Silvery Nailwort

Plant Family

Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

white

Size in Feet:

.2 - 1

Light:

full-sun

Bloom Time:

July - August - September

Habitat Description:

“Thin soils of rock outcrops, especially on mountain summits at medium to high elevations, disjunct to a few Piedmont monadnocks…A characteristic component of the summit flora of Southern Appalachian peaks…” Weakley 2015

Plant in its habitat on rocks

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C. Paynter, June 2010, Watauga County

Flowers

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C. Paynter, August 2010, Watauga County

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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