hairy forked nail-wort, low forked chickweed
[Anychia polygonoides Raf., more...]
Etymology: Paronychia: Greek name for "whitlow," and the plant thought to be its cure
Plants: erect, annual forb with hairy, forking stems
Leaves: lance-shaped on the main branches, often with white dots
Flowers: green, 5-parted, no petals, sepals lance-like to linear; inflorescence a forking, branched cluster (cyme); blooms July-Sept.
Habitat: dry; woods, openings
Conservation Status: Native
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 8 USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources: Rare Species Guide; description, conservation, photos, maps, etc. Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key.