OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Silene ovata   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Silene ovata   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Silene ovata

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 071-17-009:
Silene ovata   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Silene ovata

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Catchfly, Fringed Campion, Blue Ridge Catchfly


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image of Silene ovata, Mountain Catchfly, Fringed Campion, Blue Ridge Catchfly

JK Marlow    jkm170826_809

August    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

Petals not merely fringed but very deeply cleft into linear segments, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Silene ovata, Mountain Catchfly, Fringed Campion, Blue Ridge Catchfly

JK Marlow    jkm170826_813

August    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

Plant coarse, pubescent. Leaves ovate; base broad, rounded somewhat clasping, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Silene ovata   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Silene ovata   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Silene ovata

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 071-17-009:
Silene ovata   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Silene ovata

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3071

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Rare (historically in SC Coastal Plain, but not recently seen)

Habitat: Circumneutral soils of woodlands and forests, especially 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 tubular calyx
5 petals
10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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