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