Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


875

Forb
Annual/Short-lived perennial
Dioecious

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

Rare south of NC

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

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full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White (rarely pink)
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-limbed corolla
10 stamens in staminate flowers
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 latifolia   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Silene latifolia ssp. alba   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 071-14-002:
Lychnis alba   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
White Campion, Evening Campion, White Cockle, Evening Lychnis


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image of Silene latifolia

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_lyal_001_lvd

        

image of Silene latifolia

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_sial12_001_lvd

        

image of Silene latifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0305m_25

May    Jackson County    NC

Roadside

A hairy plant, sticky-glandular in its upper portion, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Silene latifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0305n_01

May    Jackson County    NC

Roadside

Has an open, branched inflorescence, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Silene latifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0308p_19

August    Jackson County    NC

Roadside

Petals are bilobed and open in the evening, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.