Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Paronychia canadensis (L.) A.W.Wood image
Photographer: Kitty Kohout           

Kitty Kohout
Family Caryophyllaceae
Paronychia canadensis (L.) A.W.Wood
smooth forked nail-wort, tall forked chickweed
Paronychia: Greek name for "whitlow," and the plant thought to be its cure
canadensis: of or referring to Canada
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual forb with smooth, forking stems
Flower: green, 5-parted, 1/8" wide, no petals; sepals rounded; inflorescence a dense, branched cluster (cyme); blooms June-Sept.
Fruit:capsule with 1 smooth, reddish-black seed
Leaf:small, oval, opposite, toothless, often dotted, with obvious stipules
Habitat: sun; in sandy soil

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Anychia canadensis (L.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.
Anychia dichotoma Michx.
Paronychia dichotoma (Michx.) A.Nelson

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