Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


Data mode


Sign up


Paronychia P. Miller. Whitlow-wort, Nailwort.

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.

ID notes: 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.

Show in key(s)

Show parent

Show children

Your browser does not support SVGs

Hover over a shape, letter, icon, or arrow on the map to see what it means. Data for arrows not developed for genera and families which may have species only occurring outside the flora area.

image of plant© Alan Weakley source
image of plant© Scott Ward
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 source
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Paronychia americana, Juno Dunes Natural Area, Palm Beach County, Florida 3 by Alan Cressler source
image of plant© Edwin Bridges
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming
image of plant© Jay Horn source