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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 regia   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Silene regia   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Silene regia

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Silene regia

 

COMMON NAME:
Royal Catchfly


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image of Silene regia, Royal Catchfly

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_sire2_001_lvd

        

image of Silene regia, Royal Catchfly

Sam Pratt    sbp061221_0699

June    Spartanburg County    SC

in cultivation

Leaves lance-shaped w fine white hairs, each pair perpendicular to the next, per Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast.

image of Silene regia, Royal Catchfly

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_regia_royal_catc_22

July        

image of Silene regia, Royal Catchfly

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_regia_royal_catc22b

July        

Petals usually entire, sometimes slightly notched (vs. S virginica notched, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Silene regia, Royal Catchfly

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_silene_regia_2

July        

image of Silene regia, Royal Catchfly

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_silene_regia_c

July        

image of Silene regia, Royal Catchfly

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_silene_regiaa

July        

Calyx prominently 10-veined, tubular in flower, 18-25 x 3-4mm, per Flora of North America.

image of Silene regia, Royal Catchfly

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_silene_regia_12

September        

Inflorescences terminal, cymose, compound, many-flowered, bracteate, per Flora of North America.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Silene regia   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Silene regia

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Silene regia

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3786

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia

Rare

Habitat: Prairies and calcareous woodlands and forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves sessile

FLOWER:
Summer
Red
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5 petals
10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer?

 

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