Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1381

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare, endemic to GA & FL

Look for it in mesic deciduous forests along streams or on lower- to mid-slopes, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Basal leaves evergreen
Simple
Basal & opposite

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

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Silene catesbaei   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Silene polypetala   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Fringed Campion, Eastern Fringed Catchfly


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image of Silene catesbaei, Eastern Fringed Campion, Eastern Fringed Catchfly

JK Marlow    jkm100313_094

March    Gadsden County    FL

Angus Gholson Nature Park

image of Silene catesbaei, Eastern Fringed Campion, Eastern Fringed Catchfly

JK Marlow    jkm180506_1912

May    Crawford County    GA

image of Silene catesbaei, Eastern Fringed Campion, Eastern Fringed Catchfly

JK Marlow    jkm180506_1913

May    Crawford County    GA

Calyx becoming 2.5cm long, per Manual of the Southeastern Flora (JK Small, 1933).

image of Silene catesbaei, Eastern Fringed Campion, Eastern Fringed Catchfly

JK Marlow    jkm180506_1928

May    Crawford County    GA

A perennial that forms mats by rooting at the nodes of runners, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Silene catesbaei, Eastern Fringed Campion, Eastern Fringed Catchfly

JK Marlow    jkm180506_1930

May    Crawford County    GA

Stem leaves are opposite; basal leaves form evergreen rosettes, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Silene catesbaei, Eastern Fringed Campion, Eastern Fringed Catchfly

JK Marlow    jkm180506_1941

May    Crawford County    GA

image of Silene catesbaei, Eastern Fringed Campion, Eastern Fringed Catchfly

JK Marlow    jkm180506_1947

May    Crawford County    GA

Stem leaves spatulate, 2.5-10cm long, sessile or tapered to a short stalk, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Silene catesbaei, Eastern Fringed Campion, Eastern Fringed Catchfly

JK Marlow    jkm180506_488

May    Crawford County    GA

The intricately fringed petals render this plant unmistakable, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Silene catesbaei, Eastern Fringed Campion, Eastern Fringed Catchfly

Sam Pratt    sbp_1709

May    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

Ultimate segments of each petal dichotomously forked at nearly right angles, per Weakley's Flora.