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Silene virginica L.
FIRE PINK
Fire pink silene

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Silene virginica
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Geographic distribution
This species has not yet been officially reported in the park in Hamblin County.

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Mycosphaerellaceae  Septoria silenes @ BPI (1)
_  Ascochyta silenes @ BPI (1)

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Delaware Wildflowers  •  Scientific names

Silene virginica L. Fire-pink
Caryophyllaceae — Pink family
Rare native
Silene virginica
Franklin County, VA
May 2003

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Silene virginica L.

Silene virginica plant

Family - Caryophyllaceae

Stems - From a woody caudex, multiple from the base, herbaceous, erect, branching, fistulose, densely glandular pubescent, to 50cm tall.

Leaves - Leaves of basal rosette spatulate, petiolate, to +/-15cm long (with petiole), 2cm broad, acute, entire. Blades mostly glabrous. Margins ciliate, especially on petiole. Cauline leaves opposite, becoming sessile, lanceolate to lance-linear, entire, viscid glandular pubescent, acute, reduced upward, typically less than 8 pairs on a stem.

Silene virginica leaves

Inflorescence - Loose terminal bracteate cymes. Pedicels to -4cm long, densely glandular pubescent.

Flowers - Petals 5, clawed. Limb crimson, 2cm long, 6mm broad, notched at apex, glabrous. Claw -2cm long, mostly scarious but reddish near apex, glabrous. Fornices 2, 3-4mm long, erect, red. Stamens 10, half adnate at base of petals, half not adnate to petals, exserted. Filaments 2.4cm long, glabrous, greenish-white below, reddish near apex. Anthers 3mm long, 2-lobed, greyish-green. Ovary on small gynophore(to 1.5mm long), cylindric, yellow-green, 6mm long, -2mm in diameter. Placentation free-central. Ovules many. Styles 3, white below, red above, -2cm long. Calyx tube to 1.7cm long, 5-lobed, densely glandular pubescent, often with a reddish tinge, 10-nerved, glabrous internally. Lobes acute, triangular, 4mm long.

Silene virginica calyx Calyx.

Silene virginica flower

Flowering - April - June.

Habitat - Rocky woods, ledges, wooded slopes.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This showy species can be found in the Ozark section of Missouri. This plant and the closely related S. regia Sims have some of the most brilliant red flowers in nature. Both of these species flower at the same time and can be difficult to distinguish from one another. S. regia differs from S. virginica in having many more pairs of leaves on its stem and by having petals which are not notched at the apex.
Both plants are worthy of cultivation and grow well from seed.

Photographs taken in Brown Summit, NC., 5-1-02.


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Silene virginica L.
fire pink

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General Information
Symbol: SIVI4
Group: Dicot
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 64. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

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Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
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 virginica L. – fire pink

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 2 subspecies of Silene virginica . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Silene virginica</i>
L. var. <i>
robusta</i>
Strausbaugh & Core
Silene virginica var. robusta
fire pink Distribution of <i>
Silene virginica</i>
L. var. <i>
virginica </i>
Silene virginica var. virginica
fire pink

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Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Florida fire pink Endangered
Michigan fire pink Threatened
Wisconsin fire pink Endangered

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University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Freckmann Herbarium (SIVI4)

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Silene virginica
Fire Pink
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Fire Pink
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Fire Pink
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