Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Paronychia argyrocoma
Family: Caryophyllaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  E
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S1

Rocky slopes, ridges, and ledges at high altitudes.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Flowering Period: Early July to late September.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
This plant grows in mats and has silky hairy stems. The leaves are linear, 1-3 cm long and silky. The stipules are hyaline. The calyx is 3-6 mm and appressed hairy.

Exotic pest plants are a threat to this species and should be removed. Avoid creating access to the site through trail or road construction.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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