OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 50 taxa in the family Caryophyllaceae, Pink family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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camera icon Common Name: Knawel, Annual Knawel

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Scleranthus annuus   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Scleranthus annuus   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Scleranthus annuus 071-01-001   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in fields, ditches, roadsides, other disturbed areas

Common (uncommon in GA, uncommon in Mountains)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Silverling, Silver Whitlow-wort, Silvery Nailwort

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Paronychia argyrocoma   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Paronychia argyrocoma   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Paronychia argyrocoma 071-02-001   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in thin soils of rock outcrops, esp on mountain summits at high elevations, disjunct to a few Piedmont monadnocks

Uncommon (rare in GA)

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Forked Chickweed, Canada Whitlow-wort, Smooth Forked Nailwort

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Paronychia canadensis   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Paronychia canadensis   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Paronychia canadensis 071-02-005   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in dry rocky woods, shale barrens

Common in NC Mountains, uncommon in GA Mtns, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Yellow Nailwort, Virginia Whitlow-wort

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Paronychia virginica var. virginica   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Paronychia virginica   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in shale barrens, rocky riversides, calcareous rock outcrops and talus, serpentine outcrops

Rare

Native to Georgia & north of the Carolinas

 


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camera icon Common Name: Coastal Plain Wireplant, Pineland Scaly-pink

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Stipulicida setacea   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Stipulicida setacea var. setacea   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Stipulicida setacea 071-04-001   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in xeric sands of sandhills, dry pine flatwoods, maritime forests

Common in Coastal Plain (an endemic)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Water-chickweed, Giant Chickweed, Water Mouse-ear

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Myosoton aquaticum   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Myosoton aquaticum   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Stellaria aquatica 071-07-001   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in marshes, streambeds, wet meadows

Rare

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Chickweed

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Stellaria media   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Stellaria media ssp. media   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Stellaria media 071-07-002   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, gardens, fields, bottomlands, moist forests

Common

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Lesser Stitchwort, Grassleaf Starwort

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Stellaria graminea   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Stellaria graminea   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Stellaria graminea 071-07-003   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in fields, roadsides, pastures, disturbed areas

Uncommon to rare

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Giant Chickweed, Star Chickweed, Great Chickweed, Common Starwort

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Stellaria pubera   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Stellaria pubera   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Stellaria pubera 071-07-004   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in bottomland forests, moist slopes, coves, hammocks

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Bog Chickweed, Bog Stitchwort, Longstalk Starwort

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Stellaria alsine   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Stellaria alsine   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Stellaria alsine 071-07-006x   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in seepages

Rare

Native to North Carolina & Georgia? a circumboreal species

 


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Common Name: Longleaf Stitchwort

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Stellaria longifolia   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Stellaria longifolia var. longifolia   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in meadows, floodplain forests, freshwater tidal marshes, moist disturbed areas

Uncommon in SC, rare in NC

Native to the Carolinas. Apparently circumboreal

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mouse-ear Chickweed

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cerastium holosteoides var. vulgare 071-08-001   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas

Common

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Little Mouse-ear Chickweed, Fivestamen Chickweed

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cerastium semidecandrum   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cerastium semidecandrum   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cerastium semidecandrum 071-08-002   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Uncommon in SC Coastal Plain, rare elsewhere in NC-SC

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sticky Mouse-ear, Sticky Chickweed, Sticky Mouse-ear Chickweed

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cerastium glomeratum   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cerastium glomeratum   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cerastium glomeratum 071-08-003   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas

Common

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Gray Mouse-ear Chickweed, Gray Chickweed

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cerastium brachypetalum   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Cerastium brachypetalum   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cerastium brachypetalum 071-08-004   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it on roadsides, in disturbed areas

Common (rare in Coastal Plain, rare in SC)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Nodding Mouse-ear Chickweed, Nodding Chickweed

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cerastium nutans   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cerastium nutans var. nutans   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cerastium nutans var. nutans 071-08-005a   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in alluvial forests, bottomlands, moist forests

Common in NC, rare in GA-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Jagged Chickweed

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Holosteum umbellatum ssp. umbellatum   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Holosteum umbellatum   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Holosteum umbellatum 071-09-001   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in fields, roadsides, lawns, disturbed shale barrens, other disturbed areas

Common in NC-SC (rare in GA)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Trailing Pearlwort, Eastern Pearlwort, Annual Pearlwort

Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Sagina decumbens   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sagina decumbens ssp. decumbens   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sagina decumbens 071-10-001   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed ground, fields, cracks in pavement or sidewalks

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Northern Pearlwort, Bird's-eye Pearlwort, Perennial Pearlwort

Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Sagina procumbens   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sagina procumbens   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed soils

Rare

Non-native: Eurasia, & possibly native to ne. North America

 


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camera icon Common Name: Carolina Sandwort, Longroot, Pine-barren Sandwort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Geocarpon carolinianum   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Minuartia caroliniana   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Arenaria caroliniana 071-11-001   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in deep white sands of barren longleaf pine sandhills, sand barrens, other dry sandy habitats

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Large Thymeleaf Sandwort

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Arenaria serpyllifolia   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Arenaria serpyllifolia   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Arenaria serpyllifolia 071-11-002   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain, uncommon in GA)

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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Common Name: Lesser Thymeleaf Sandwort, Slender Sandwort

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Arenaria leptoclados   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Arenaria serpyllifolia   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Arenaria serpyllifolia 071-11-002?   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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Common Name: Spreading Sandwort

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Arenaria lanuginosa var. lanuginosa   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Arenaria lanuginosa ssp. lanuginosa var. lanuginosa   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Arenaria lanuginosa 071-11-003   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it on dunes, maritime forests, coquina limestone outcrops

Uncommon (rare in Piedmont) (rare in NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Piedmont Sandwort, One-flower Sandwort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Geocarpon uniflorum   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Minuartia uniflora   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Arenaria uniflora 071-11-004   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it on granitic flatrocks, outcrops of Altamaha grit

Uncommon in GA Piedmont, rare elsewhere (an endemic)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mountain Sandwort, Greenland Sandwort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Geocarpon groenlandicum   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Minuartia groenlandica   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Arenaria groenlandica var. groenlandica 071-11-005a   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it on low elevation rock outcrops to high elevation rock outcrops in the Mountains (ascending to nearly 2000m on Roan Mtn), also disjunct on the summits of quartzite monadnocks in the upper Piedmont

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Appalachian Sandwort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Geocarpon glabrum   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Minuartia glabra   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Arenaria groenlandica var. glabra 071-11-005b   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it on granitic flatrocks, other outcrops of granite, granitic gneiss, or other felsic gneisses and schists. In the mountains it's restricted to low or medium elevations

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Godfrey's Sandwort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Sabulina paludicola   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Minuartia godfreyi   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Arenaria godfreyi 071-11-006   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in tidal freshwater marshes, other wetlands

Rare (with isolated and scattered locations in the Coastal Plain & Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Lime-barren Sandwort, Glade Sandwort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Sabulina patula   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Minuartia patula   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in rocky barrens of calcareous or mafic rocks

Rare in GA

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Deptford Pink

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Dianthus armeria ssp. armeria   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Dianthus armeria   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Dianthus armeria 071-12-002   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in fields, roadsides, pastures

Common

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Corncockle, Purple Cockle, Corn-campion

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Agrostemma githago var. githago   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Agrostemma githago   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Agrostemma githago 071-13-001   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas

Common (uncommon in GA Piedmont, rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Rose Campion, Mullein-pink

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Silene coronaria   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lychnis coronaria   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lychnis coronaria 071-14-001   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: White Campion, Evening Campion, White Cockle, Evening Lychnis

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Silene latifolia   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Silene latifolia ssp. alba   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lychnis alba 071-14-002   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in fields, on roadsides, disturbed areas

Rare south of NC

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Ragged Robin

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Lychnis flos-cuculi   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lychnis flos-cuculi   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Waif(s)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Soapwort, Bouncing Bet

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Saponaria officinalis   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Saponaria officinalis   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Saponaria officinalis 071-15-001   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, fields, roadsides

Common

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Starry Campion, Widow's-frill

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Silene stellata   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Silene stellata   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Silene stellata 071-17-001   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in dry to mesic forests, rock outcrops

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Forked Catchfly

Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Silene dichotoma ssp. dichotoma   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Silene dichotoma   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Silene dichotoma 071-17-003   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas

Uncommon in NC Mountains

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bladder Campion, Maiden's-tears

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Silene vulgaris   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Silene vulgaris   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Silene cucubalus 071-17-004   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Rare south of VA

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sleepy Catchfly, Garter-pink

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Silene antirrhina   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Silene antirrhina   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Silene antirrhina 071-17-005   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Sweet William Catchfly, Garden Catchfly, None-so-pretty

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Atocion armeria   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Silene armeria   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Silene armeria 071-17-006   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Rare south of MD

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Fire Pink

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Silene virginica var. virginica   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Silene virginica var. virginica   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Silene virginica 071-17-007   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in woodlands, rock outcrops, crevices in cliffs, roadbanks

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Royal Catchfly

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Silene regia   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Silene regia   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in prairies and calcareous woodlands and forests

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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Common Name: Large Fire-pink

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Silene virginica var. robusta   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Silene virginica var. robusta   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in mesic forest margins

Rare

Native: north of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: South Carolina Wild-pink, Rock Catchfly, Carolina Pink

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Silene caroliniana var. caroliniana   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Silene caroliniana ssp. caroliniana   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Silene caroliniana 071-17-008   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in acidic, sandy, open woodlands, esp woodlands around granitic flatrocks, and also on rocky mafic slopes

Uncommon in SC, rare in GA & NC (endemic to the 3 states)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Northern Wild-pink, Sticky Catchfly, Pennsylvania Catchfly

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Silene caroliniana var. pensylvanica   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Silene caroliniana ssp. pensylvanica   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Silene caroliniana 071-17-008?   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in open woodlands, esp calcareous, but also in sandy soils of the Coastal Plain

Rare in NC

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Mountain Catchfly, Fringed Campion, Blue Ridge Catchfly

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Silene ovata   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Silene ovata   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Silene ovata 071-17-009   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in circumneutral soils of woodlands and forests, esp over mafic or calcareous rocks, mostly at medium elevations in the mountains

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Night-flowering Catchfly, Sticky Campion, Sticky Cockle

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Silene noctiflora   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Silene noctiflora   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Silene noctiflora 071-17-010   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas

Rare south of WV

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: Snowy Campion

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Silene nivea   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Silene nivea   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in rocky or sandy flood-scoured riversides or creeksides

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Fringed Campion, Eastern Fringed Catchfly

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Silene catesbaei   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Silene polypetala   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in mesic deciduous forests along streams or on lower- to mid-slopes

Rare, endemic to GA & FL

Native to Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Drymary, West Indian Chickweed, Heartleaf Drymary

Weakley's Flora: (4/13/22) Drymaria cordata var. cordata   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Drymaria cordata ssp. cordata   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in moist hammocks, moist disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native

 


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Common Name: Tall Baby's Breath

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Gypsophila paniculata   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Gypsophila paniculata   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Waif(s)

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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