Latin name: Paronychia jamesii
Family: Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family, Starwort Family)
Edible parts of Nailwort:The herb is used to make a tea.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Rocky or sandy hills in prairies and pastures, often where the soil is calcareous.
Propagation of Nailwort: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.
Cultivation of the herb:Rocky or sandy hills in prairies and pastures, often where the soil is calcareous.
Medicinal use of Nailwort:None known
Known hazards of Paronychia jamesii:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.