Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3071

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it in circumneutral soils of woodlands and forests, esp over mafic or calcareous rocks, mostly at medium elevations in the mountains, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly opposite

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

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 ovata   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Silene ovata   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 071-17-009:
Silene ovata   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Catchfly, Fringed Campion