Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3195

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Common (rare in NC)

Look for it in open woodlands, esp calcareous, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & opposite (1-2 pairs of stem leaves)

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

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 caroliniana var. pensylvanica   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Silene caroliniana ssp. pensylvanica   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 071-17-008?:
Silene caroliniana   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of West Virginia (Strausbaugh & Core, 1978)
Silene pensylvanica

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Wild-pink, Sticky Catchfly, Pennsylvania Catchfly