Paronychia virginica Spreng.
Whitlow-wort, Broom Nailwort, Yellow Nailwort, Park's Nailwort
Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)
Synonym(s): Paronychia parksii, Paronychia scoparia, Paronychia virginica var. parksii, Paronychia virginica var. scoparia
USDA Symbol: PAVI4
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Notes: 6 inches to 1 foot
Size Class: 0-1 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , DC , MD , MO , NC , OK , TX , VA , WV
Native Habitat: Found in all soils around Texas.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Conditions Comments: This plant thrives in xeric conditions and is typically found on bare caliche. This semi-woody plant has an interesting form, with flat clusters 2-4" across of bright yellow flowers that do not have petals.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Deer Resistant: High
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
NPSOT - Williamson County Chapter - Georgetown, TX
BibliographyBibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Paronychia virginica in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Paronychia virginica in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Paronychia virginica
MetadataRecord Modified: 2011-10-13
Research By: NPC