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Paronychia jamesii - Torr.&A.Gray.

Common Name Nailwort, James' nailwort
Family Caryophyllaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Rocky or sandy hills in prairies and pastures, often where the soil is calcareous[228].
Range Western N. America - Nebraska and Colorado to Texas and New Mexico.
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Paronychia jamesii Nailwort, James


USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2
Paronychia jamesii Nailwort, James
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

 
Paronychia jamesii is a PERENNIAL. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

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Synonyms

Plant Habitats

 Cultivated Beds; East Wall. In. South Wall. In. West Wall. In.

Edible Uses

Edible Parts:
Edible Uses: Tea

The herb is used to make a tea[183, 257].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it could succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Requires a sunny position succeeding in hot dry soils and tolerating drought once established[190]. Requires a warm open position in full sun, in a sharply drained sandy or gritty soil. If the soil is too rich the plants leaves will not be so silvery[200]. Plants can be grown in a wall[200].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring[200].

Other Names

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NORTHERN AMERICA: United States (Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Texas), Mexico (Chihuahua, Coahuila de Zaragoza)

Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Paronychia argenteaAlgerian TeaPerennial0.1 6-9  LMNDM113
Paronychia capitataAlgerian TeaPerennial0.0 4-8  LMNDM113

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Author

Torr.&A.Gray.

Botanical References

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