Taxon  Report   6076 
Paronychia franciscana  Eastw.
California whitlow wort,  Franciscan paronychia, San francisco nailwort
Paronychia franciscana
© 2010 Vernon Smith
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Paronychia franciscana, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Paronychia franciscana
© 2011 Robert Steers/NPS
Genus: Paronychia
Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Prairie
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Paronychia franciscana
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 22, 2016).

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