Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1382

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in dry to mesic forests, rock outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Midstem leaves whorled, lowest or uppermost opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
Usually bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
10 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Silene stellata   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Silene stellata   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 071-17-001:
Silene stellata   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Starry Campion, Widow's-frill