Vascular Plants - Caryophyllaceae - Silene:
Silene antirrhina
Page Author: David Giblin
sleepy silene, sleepy catchfly 
Blooms: May-August
Habit: herb
Duration: annual
Origin: Native
Conservation Status: Abundant; of no concern.

Distribution: Distributed widely throughout Washington; occurring across North America from low elevations to 10,000 feet.
Habitat: Open areas, often where disturbed.
Species Description:

General: Erect, simple to branched annual, 2-8 dm. tall, puberulent below and glabrous above, glandular in bands below the nodes.
Leaves: Basal leaves oblanceolate, 3-6 cm. long and 2-15 mm. wide; cauline leaves several pairs, oblanceolate to linear.
Flowers: Flowers few to many in a compact or open inflorescence; calyx 5-lobed, tubular, 4-10 mm. long, 10-nerved, glabrous; petals 5, white to pink, with a narrow claw 2-3 times as long as the obcordate blade; blade appendages two, 0.4 mm. long; stamens 10; styles 3.
Fruits: Capsule 3-celled.
Accepted Name:
Silene antirrhina L.

Treated in Flora of the PNW as:
Silene antirrhina
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria Specimens: View list of all Silene antirrhina specimens in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WTU Herbarium Specimens: View list of Silene antirrhina specimens in the WTU Herbarium database.

Washington Flora Checklist: Silene antirrhina treatment.

E-Flora BC: Silene antirrhina atlas page.

CalPhotos: Silene antirrhina images.

USDA Plants Database: Silene antirrhina.
Additional photographs of Silene antirrhina:
(click on a thumbnail to view larger photo)

Rod Gilbert, 2004

Rod Gilbert, 2004

Rod Gilbert, 2005

Ben Legler, 2011

Ben Legler, 2011
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