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Paronychia canadensis (Smooth forked nailwort)
Smith, R.W.

Paronychia canadensis

Paronychia canadensis (L.) Alph. Wood

Smooth Forked Nailwort, Forked Chickweed

Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)

Synonym(s): Anychia canadensis, Anychia dichotoma, Paronychia dichotoma

USDA Symbol: PACA11

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: To about 16 inches in height.
Size Class: 0-1 ft. , 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Flowers greenish-white.


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , LA , MA , MD , MI , MN , MO , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: ON

Additional resources

USDA: Find Paronychia canadensis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Paronychia canadensis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Paronychia canadensis


Record Modified: 2015-03-18
Research By: JAM

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