Paronychia rugelii

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Sand Squares, Rugel's Nailwort


Also known as Buinalis rugelii

Plant Specifics

Size:0.75 - 1.00 (1.5) ft tall by 8-12 inches ft wide
Life Span:Annual
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:This low growing plant is a good ground cover
Propagation:Seeds are available through the Florida Wildflower Seed and Growers Cooperative
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Short very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Short very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:6.5 to 7.6



Likely attracts bees.

Native Habitats:Woodlands, flat pinewoods, sandhill, scrub, disturbed areas in the coastal plain

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures