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Paronychia argyrocoma

Silverling, Silver Whitlow-wort, Silvery Nailwort

Scientific Name:

Paronychia argyrocoma

Genus:

Paronychia

Species Epithet:

argyrocoma

Common Name:

Silverling, Silver Whitlow-wort, Silvery Nailwort

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Green

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

July, August, September

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

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). Uncommon in NC Mountains and Piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Not Assigned

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Status:

W6: Watch List: Regionally Rare (*Key)

Plant in its habitat on rocks

image

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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