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Paronychia P. Miller. Whitlow-wort, Nailwort.

Contributed by Alan S. Weakley and Scott G. Ward

Key to Paronychia

A genus of about 110 species, herbs and shrubs, nearly cosmopolitan in distribution. This genus consists mostly of plants of dry rocky or sandy habitats.

Key advice:Magnification of at least 10× is necessary for the identification of many of the taxa.

Ref: Bittrich (1993) In Kubitzki, Rohwer, & Bittrich (1993); Chaudhri (1968); Hartman, Thieret, & Rabeler (2005) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2005); Rohrer (1997); Schenk & Appleton (2021); Schenk et al. (2018); Shinners (1962h); Turner (1983); Ward (1977a); Ward (1977b). Show full citations.

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Paronychia virginica, Ketona Dolomite, Tourist Glade, Kathy Stiles Freeland Bibb County Glades Preserve, The Nature Conservancy, Bibb County, Alabama 2 by Alan Cressler | Paronychia virginica source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Paronychia americana, Juno Dunes Natural Area, Palm Beach County, Florida 3 by Alan Cressler | Paronychia americana source | Original Image ⭷


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