Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3193

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Common

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

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Silene dichotoma ssp. dichotoma   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Silene dichotoma   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 071-17-003:
Silene dichotoma   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Forked Catchfly


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image of Silene dichotoma ssp. dichotoma

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

        

image of Silene dichotoma ssp. dichotoma

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.

image of Silene dichotoma ssp. dichotoma

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.

image of Silene dichotoma ssp. dichotoma

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.

image of Silene dichotoma ssp. dichotoma

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.