Silene antirrhina

From Puget Prairie Plants
photo by Rod Gilbert

Taxonomy

  • Kingdom - Plantae – Plants
  • Subkingdom - Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
  • Superdivision - Spermatophyta – Seed plants
  • Division - Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
  • Class - Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
  • Subclass - Caryophyllidae
  • Order - Caryophyllales
  • Family - Caryophyllaceae – Pink family
  • Genus - Silene L. – catchfly
  • Species - Silene antirrhina L. – sleepy silene

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Synonyms

  • SIANC Silene antirrhina L. var. confinis Fernald
  • SIAND Silene antirrhina L. var. depauperata Rydb.
  • SIAND2 Silene antirrhina L. var. divaricata B.L. Rob.
  • SIANL Silene antirrhina L. var. laevigata Engelm. & A. Gray
  • SIANS Silene antirrhina L. var. subglaber Engelm. & A. Gray
  • SIANV Silene antirrhina L. var. vaccarifolia Rydb.

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Description

General: Erect, simple to branched annual, 2-8 dm. tall, puberulent below and glabrous above, glandular in bands below the nodes. Leaves: Basal leaves oblanceolate, 3-6 cm. long and 2-15 mm. wide; cauline leaves several pairs, oblanceolate to linear. Flowers: Flowers few to many in a compact or open inflorescence; calyx 5-lobed, tubular, 4-10 mm. long, 10-nerved, glabrous; petals 5, white to pink, with a narrow claw 2-3 times as long as the obcordate blade; blade appendages two, 0.4 mm. long; stamens 10; styles 3. Fruits: Capsule 3-celled. [3]

Bloom Period

May-August [4]

Distribution

Distributed widely throughout Washington; occurring across North America from low elevations to 10,000 feet. [5]

Habitat

Open areas, often where disturbed. [6]

Uses

unknown

Propagation

Photo Gallery

SIANRodGilbert2.jpg

References

  1. http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SIAN2
  2. http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SIAN2
  3. http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.php?Genus=Silene&Species=antirrhina
  4. http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.php?Genus=Silene&Species=antirrhina
  5. http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.php?Genus=Silene&Species=antirrhina
  6. http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.php?Genus=Silene&Species=antirrhina