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Silene caroliniana

Silene caroliniana

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Caryophyllaceae
Tribus: Sileneae
Genus: Silene
Subgenus: S. subg. Behenantha
Sectio: S. sect. Physolychnis
Species: Silene caroliniana
Subspecies: S. c. subsp. caroliniana – S. c. subsp. pensylvanica – S. c. subsp. wherryi

Silene caroliniana Walter, Fl. Carol. 142 [as "241"] (1788).
Primary references

Walter, T. 1788. Flora Caroliniana, secundum Systema vegetabilium Linnæi digesta, characteres essentiales naturalesve et differentias veras exhibens; cum emendationibus numerosis, descriptionum antea evulgatarum adumbrationes stirpium plus mille continens, necnon generibus novis non paucis, speciebus plurimis novisq. ornata. viii+263 pp., John Fraser, London. DOI: 10.5962/bhl.title.9458 Reference page. : 142 [as "241"]


Hassler, M. 2019. Silene caroliniana. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Sep 13. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Silene caroliniana in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Sep 13. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Silene caroliniana. Published online. Accessed: Sep 13 2019. 2019. Silene caroliniana. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Sep 13.

Vernacular names

Silene caroliniana, the sticky catchfly[1] or wild pink, is a spring flowering perennial forb with pink flowers, which is native to the Eastern United States. It is listed as an endangered species by the state of Florida.[1] It is found growing in habitats such as dry rocky or sandy forests, barrens, and outcrops.[2]

The corolla varies in color ranging from a dark pink to white. When in bloom they are visited by pollinators, like large bees, bee flies, and hawkmoths. [3]


USDA, NRCS (n.d.). "Silene caroliniana". The PLANTS Database ( Greensboro, North Carolina: National Plant Data Team. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
"Digital Atlas of the Virginia Flora | Silene caroliniana Walt. Var. Pensylvanica (Michx.) Fernald".
Reynolds, Richard J.; Fenster, Charles B. (2008-02-19). "Point and interval estimation of pollinator importance: a study using pollination data of Silene caroliniana". Oecologia. 156 (2): 325–332. doi:10.1007/s00442-008-0982-5. ISSN 0029-8549.

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