OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Silene antirrhina   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Silene antirrhina   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Silene antirrhina

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 071-17-005:
Silene antirrhina   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Silene antirrhina

 

COMMON NAME:
Sleepy Catchfly, Garter-pink


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_sian2_001_lvd

        

image of Silene antirrhina, Sleepy Catchfly, Garter-pink

Roxanna Martin    rlm42509_023

April    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Silene antirrhina, Sleepy Catchfly, Garter-pink

Roxanna Martin    rlm42509_030

April    Spartanburg County    SC

The pink or white corolla opens only briefly in full sun, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Silene antirrhina, Sleepy Catchfly, Garter-pink

Roxanna Martin    rlm42709_027

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves spatulate, oblanceolate, lanceolate, or linear; sessile, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Silene antirrhina, Sleepy Catchfly, Garter-pink

Roxanna Martin    rlm43011_146

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Calyx tube ovoid, glabrous, 6-9mm long, its lobes frequently purplish, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Silene antirrhina, Sleepy Catchfly, Garter-pink

Roxanna Martin    rlm43011_152

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Widely spaced pairs of narrow leaves, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Silene antirrhina, Sleepy Catchfly, Garter-pink

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmsantirhina_glass1

May    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

The plant is quite distinctive: slender, wiry, & divaricately branched, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Silene antirrhina   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Silene antirrhina   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Silene antirrhina

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 071-17-005:
Silene antirrhina   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Silene antirrhina

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1379

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common

Habitat: 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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