Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1379

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & mostly opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White/ Pinkish
Usually bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

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 (1968) 071-17-005:
Silene antirrhina   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sleepy Catchfly, Garter-pink