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Paronychia americana (Nutt.) Fenzl ex Walp.
American nailwort

Paronychia americana
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Caryophyllaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Southeastern United States.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Other data on Paronychia americana available from :

Paronychia americana has been found in the following 11 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Native
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Hobe Sound Sandhill Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area Present Native
Loggerhead Park Present Native
Rosemary Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native
Seacrest Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Yamato Scrub Natural Area Present Native

Paronychia americana has been found in the following 6 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Paronychia americana has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Scrub
Scrubby Flatwoods

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Paronychia americana
Copyright by: Shirley Denton