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  Paronychia fastigiata (Raf.) Fernald var. fastigiata image
Photographer: Dan Tenaglia           
Family Caryophyllaceae
Paronychia fastigiata (Raf.) Fernald var. fastigiata
hairy forked nail-wort, low forked chickweed
Paronychia: Greek name for "whitlow," and the plant thought to be its cure
fastigiata: with upright branches, or erect clusters of twigs or stems
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual forb with hairy, forking stems
Flower: green, 5-parted, no petals, sepals lance-like to linear; inflorescence a forking, branched cluster (cyme); blooms July-Sept.
Leaf:lance-shaped on the main branches, often with white dots
Habitat: dry; woods, openings

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Anychia fastigiata Raf.
Anychia polygonoides Raf.
Paronychia fastigiata (Raf.) Fernald
Paronychia fastigiata (Raf.) Fernald var. paleacea Fernald
Paronychia fastigiata (Raf.) Fernald var. typica Fernald

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