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Silene caroliniana ssp. wherryi (Wherry's catchfly)
Cressler, Alan

Silene caroliniana ssp. wherryi

Silene caroliniana Walter ssp. wherryi (Small) R.T. Clausen

Wherry's Catchfly

Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)

Synonym(s): Silene caroliniana var. wherryi, Silene wherryi


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Oblanceolate
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Leaf Margin: Ciliate
Leaf Apex: Acute
Fruit Type: Capsule

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


USA: AL , AR , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MD , MO , MS , NC , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Additional resources

USDA: Find Silene caroliniana ssp. wherryi in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Silene caroliniana ssp. wherryi in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Silene caroliniana ssp. wherryi


Record Modified: 2016-07-08
Research By: SET

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