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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JK Marlow    jkm100313_094

March    Gadsden County    FL

Angus Gholson Nature Park

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JK Marlow    jkm180506_1912

May    Crawford County    GA

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JK Marlow    jkm180506_1913

May    Crawford County    GA

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

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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.

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JK Marlow    jkm180506_1930

May    Crawford County    GA

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

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JK Marlow    jkm180506_1941

May    Crawford County    GA

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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.

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JK Marlow    jkm180506_488

May    Crawford County    GA

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

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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.