OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


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

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Silene virginica

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Large Fire-pink


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Silene virginica var. robusta   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

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

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Silene virginica

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

 

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3602

Forb
Perennial

Native: north of the Carolinas & Georgia

Rare

Habitat: Mesic forest margins, per Weakley's Flora

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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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