Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


876

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare south of VA

Look for it in 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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Silene coronaria   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lychnis coronaria   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 071-14-001:
Lychnis coronaria   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Mullein-pink, Rose Campion


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image of Silene coronaria

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

        

image of Silene coronaria

John B. Nelson    jbn_505785662_13bca30c42

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