Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Silene dichotoma Ehrh. subsp. dichotoma image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz
Family Caryophyllaceae
Silene dichotoma Ehrh. subsp. dichotoma
dichotoma silene, forked catchfly
Silene: probably from Greek sialon, "saliva," referring to gummy exudation on stems, and/or named for Silenus, intoxicated foster-father of Bacchus (god of wine) who was covered with foam, much like the glandular secretions of many species of this genus.
dichotoma: forked in pairs
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect, annual, 1'-3' tall forb
Flower: white to pink, 5-parted, 5/8" wide, stalkless, sepals forming a narrow tube covered with hairs, petals deeply 2-lobed, 3 styles; inflorescence a long, branched cluster with 1 or more branches (cyme); blooms June-Oct.
Leaf:lower stalked, upper stalkless
Habitat: disturbed sites
(Glossary)

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Silene dichotoma Ehrh.

         
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