Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1380

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare south of VA

Look for it in 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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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 (1968) 071-17-004:
Silene cucubalus   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Silene latifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Bladder Campion, Maiden's-tears


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image of Silene vulgaris

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

        

image of Silene vulgaris

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

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.