Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1383

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in woodlands, rock outcrops, crevices in cliffs, roadbanks, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & opposite (2-4 pairs of stem leaves)

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Silene virginica var. virginica   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Silene virginica var. virginica   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 071-17-007:
Silene virginica   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Fire-pink