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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Silene dichotoma ssp. dichotoma   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae   Go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Silene dichotoma   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Silene dichotoma

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America

Silene dichotoma ssp. dichotoma

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 071-17-003:

Silene dichotoma   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Silene dichotoma

 

COMMON NAME:
Forked Catchfly


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image of Silene dichotoma ssp. dichotoma, Forked Catchfly

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_sidi2_001_lvd

        

image of Silene dichotoma ssp. dichotoma, Forked Catchfly

JK Marlow    jkm0506p_09

June    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Sessile flowers borne on a one-sided raceme-like inflorescence, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians (Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, & Duhl, 2005).

image of Silene dichotoma ssp. dichotoma, Forked Catchfly

JK Marlow    jkm0506p_12

June    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Calyxes narrowly tubular. Stems hairy but not glandular, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998).

image of Silene dichotoma ssp. dichotoma, Forked Catchfly

JK Marlow    jkm0506p_16

June    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Mid-stem leaves opposite and lanceolate to oblanceolate, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1999).

image of Silene dichotoma ssp. dichotoma, Forked Catchfly

JK Marlow    jkm0506p_17

June    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Stems dichotomously branched, creating pairs of long one-sided racemes, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Silene dichotoma ssp. dichotoma   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Silene dichotoma   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Silene dichotoma

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Silene dichotoma ssp. dichotoma

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 071-17-003:
Silene dichotoma   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Silene dichotoma

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3193

Forb
Annual

Habitat: Fields, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

Non-native: Europe

Uncommon in NC Mountains (waifs in GA Coastal Plain)

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LEAVES:
Simple
Midstem leaves opposite

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

Raceme-like

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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