Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3602

Forb
Perennial

Native: north of the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare

Look for it in mesic forest margins, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Red
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 virginica var. robusta   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Silene virginica var. robusta   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Silene virginica

 

COMMON NAME:
Large Fire-pink