Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1381

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

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:
Simple
Opposite or whorled

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 (11/30/12):
Silene catesbaei   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Silene polypetala   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Fringed Catchfly, Fringed Campion