Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Rose Campion - Silene coronaria   Walter
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Section 6 » Family Caryophyllaceae
DistributionScattered from the low Mountains to Chowan County in the outer Coastal Plain. Last collected in 1979.

Native to Europe; in N.A. -- N.S. to Ont. and WI, south to SC, AL, AR; also B.C. to CA and UT.
HabitatRoadsides and ditches, clearings, fallow fields.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting May-July.
IdentificationRose Campion is very distinctive in its tall stems -- 1.5-3 feet, the entire plant covered with white woolly hairs, and bright red-magenta flowers.
Taxonomic CommentsFNA (2005) treats it within Silene; see FNA for discussion.

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