OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Silene coronaria   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lychnis coronaria   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Silene coronaria

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 071-14-001:
Lychnis coronaria   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Rose Campion, Mullein-pink


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image of Silene coronaria, Rose Campion, Mullein-pink

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_lyco_001_lvd

        

image of Silene coronaria, Rose Campion, Mullein-pink

John B. Nelson    jbn_505785662_13bca30c42

May        

Five petals, each with 2 narrow, 2-4mm, coronal appendages, per Flora of North America.

image of Silene coronaria, Rose Campion, Mullein-pink

Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_060816hayesvillenc_15

June    Clay County    NC

Clay County Native Botanical Garden

Calyx thickly 10-veined, obovate; corolla rich magenta-pink, sometimes white, per Flora of North America.

image of Silene coronaria, Rose Campion, Mullein-pink

Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_060816hayesvillenc_17

June    Clay County    NC

Clay County Native Botanical Garden

Leaf blades with dense silky white hairiness, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Silene coronaria   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lychnis coronaria   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Silene coronaria

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 071-14-001:
Lychnis coronaria   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

 

Find by scientific name:

876

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Habitat: Disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Red, Magenta-pink, sometimes white
Usually bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-limbed corolla
10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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