OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Silene vulgaris   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 071-17-004:
Silene cucubalus   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Silene latifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Bladder Campion, Maiden's-tears


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image of Silene vulgaris, Bladder Campion, Maiden's-tears

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_sila16_001_lvd

        

image of Silene vulgaris, Bladder Campion, Maiden's-tears

JK Marlow    jkm0405i_03

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Cymes open; flowers bracteate and pedicellate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Silene vulgaris, Bladder Campion, Maiden's-tears

JK Marlow    jkm0505l_31

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Inflated calyx sac is veined and papery and looks like a balloon or melon, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Silene vulgaris   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 071-17-004:
Silene cucubalus   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Silene latifolia

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1380

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe

Uncommon in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Habitat: Disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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