Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Read more about White Campion at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 5 (2005)
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 071-14-002:
Lychnis alba FAMILY Caryophyllaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
White Campion, Evening Campion, White Cockle, Evening Lychnis
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JK Marlow jkm0305m_25
May Jackson County NC
A hairy plant, sticky-glandular in its upper portion, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998).
JK Marlow jkm0305n_01
May Jackson County NC
Has an open, branched inflorescence, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998).
JK Marlow jkm0308p_19
August Jackson County NC
Petals are bilobed and open in the evening, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998).
Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 5
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Habitat: Fields, roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
Common in NC (rare elsewhere in GA & SC)
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White (rarely pink)
10 stamens in staminate flowers
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Newcomb's Wildflower Guide (Newcomb, 1977) p260
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast (Cotterman, Waitt, & Weakley, 2019) p132
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1999) p011
- Wildflowers of Tennessee (Carman, 2005) p056
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians (Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, & Duhl, 2005) p079
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998) p037
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