Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Night-flowering Catchfly - Silene noctiflora   L.
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DistributionMostly in the Mountains; also in the northern Piedmont.

Native to Europe; in N.A. nearly throughout Canada and south to FL, LA, NM, and CA.
AbundanceUncommon to infrequent in the Mountains, rare in the Piedmont.
HabitatRoadsides, railroad margins, fields, pastures.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting June-August.
IdentificationThis catchfly may be confused with S. latifolia, but differs in its long and very narrow calyx teeth (vs. ovate in that species).
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