Paronychia sessiliflora (Low Whitlowwort) - photos and description



Side view of plants

General: Perennials with a cushion growth habit, much branched from a woody caudex. Plants glabrous.

Flowers: Flowers many, single on stem tips, yellow, we measured flowers to 4 mm in diameter.

Leaves: Leaves opposite, crowded, imbricate, are short, linear, and spine-tipped, we measured a leaf at 5 mm long.

Height: We measured plants to 2 cm tall.

Habitat: Dry eroded hillsides.

Abundance: Rare, ranked as an S3 (as of 2021) by the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: These photos were taken June 24th slopes of  the Saskatchewan River Valley 250 km west of Regina, SK, June 30th on a steep cliff side in the Qu'Appelle Valley 40 km north of Regina, SK, July 9th, prairie hillsides of the Qu'Appelle Valley, about 80 km northest of Regina, SK, and July 15th on rocky cliffs in the Cypress Hills, 450 km southwest of our home in Regina, SK.