Silene stellata (L.) W.T. Aiton - Starry Campion


 

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Silene stellata - (image 1 of 3)

 

Taxonomy

Family: Caryophyllaceae

Habitat

Prairies. Dry, open woods.

Associates

 

 Distribution

CT west to Ontario, MI, ND and NE, south to GA and TX.

Morphology

Herbaceous perennial to 1.2 m; stems puberulent. Principle leaves lance-linear to lance-ovate, acuminate, in whorls of 4. Inflorescence loosely paniculate; calyx campanulate; petals white, fringed.

Notes

Flowers July to October

Wetland indicator: Upland

Photographed at the Morton Arboretum's Schulenberg Prairie in Lisle, IL.

References

Gleason, Henry A. and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States
and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.
The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY

 

Swink, F. and G. Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.

 


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