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, White Campion, Evening Campion, White Cockle, Evening Lychnis

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

        

image of Silene latifolia, White Campion, Evening Campion, White Cockle, Evening Lychnis

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

        

image of Silene latifolia, White Campion, Evening Campion, White Cockle, Evening Lychnis

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, White Campion, Evening Campion, White Cockle, Evening Lychnis

JK Marlow    jkm0305n_01

May    Jackson County    NC

Roadside

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

image of Silene latifolia, White Campion, Evening Campion, White Cockle, Evening Lychnis

JK Marlow    jkm0308p_19

August    Jackson County    NC

Roadside

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