Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3192

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Europe

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare south of WV

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly opposite

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

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Silene noctiflora   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 071-17-010:
Silene noctiflora   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Night-flowering Catchfly, Sticky Campion, Sticky Cockle


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image of Silene noctiflora, Night-flowering Catchfly, Sticky Campion, Sticky Cockle

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_sino_001_lvd

        

image of Silene noctiflora, Night-flowering Catchfly, Sticky Campion, Sticky Cockle

Kevin Caldwell    kev_s_noctiflora1

August    Buncombe County    NC

Flowers nocturnal, 20-25mm diameter, held on ascending branches, per Flora of North America.

image of Silene noctiflora, Night-flowering Catchfly, Sticky Campion, Sticky Cockle

Kevin Caldwell    kev_s_noctiflora2

August    Buncombe County    NC

Calyx prominently 10-veined, ovate-elliptic, fusiform, narrowed to both ends, per Flora of North America.