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Silene polypetala (Eastern fringed catchfly)
Cressler, Alan

Silene polypetala

Silene polypetala (Walter) Fernald & B.G. Schub.

Eastern Fringed Catchfly, Fringed Pink

Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)

Synonym(s): Silene baldwinii


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Lanceolate , Oblanceolate , Obovate , Peltate
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Leaf Margin: Ciliate
Leaf Apex: Acute , Apiculate , Obtuse
Fruit Type: Capsule

Bloom Information

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



U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q21P
Status: Endangered
Historic Range: U.S.A. (FL, GA)
Critical Habitat: N/A
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.

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


Bibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Silene polypetala in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Silene polypetala in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Silene polypetala


Record Modified: 2015-09-14
Research By: SET

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