Vascular Plants - Caryophyllaceae - Silene:
Silene coronaria
Page Authors: Don Knoke, David Giblin
rose campion 
Blooms: June-August
Habit: herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: Introduced
Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to Idaho and Utah; eastern North America.
Habitat: Along roadways, railways and waste land.
Species Description:

General: Gray-woolly perennial from a branched crown; stems several, simple, stout, 4-10 dm. tall.
Leaves: Leaves opposite, the basal lanceolate to oblanceolate, slender-petiolate, 5-10 cm. long and 1-2.5 cm. wide; cauline leaves 5-10 pairs, often overlapping, reduced upward, sessile above.
Flowers: Flowers perfect, showy, several in an open, branched, leafy-bracteate cyme; calyx about 15 mm. long at flowering, the tube enlarged but not inflated in fruit, woolly, 10-nerved, the 5 lobes slender; corolla 5-lobed, deep red; claw of the petals equaling the calyx, narrow, the blade 10-15 mm. long, obcordate, with 2 linear, acute appendages 2-4 mm. long at the base; styles 5; stamens 10, fused with the base of the petals.
Accepted Name:
Silene coronaria (L.) Clairville
Synonyms:
Agrostemma coronaria L.
Lychnis coronaria (L.) Desr.

Treated in Flora of the PNW as:
Additional Resources:

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

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

Washington Flora Checklist: Silene coronaria treatment.

E-Flora BC: Silene coronaria atlas page.

CalPhotos: Silene coronaria images.

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

Ben Legler, 2005

Ben Legler, 2005

Ben Legler, 2005

Ben Legler, 2005

Ben Legler, 2005

Ben Legler, 2005

Ben Legler, 2005

Ben Legler, 2005

Ben Legler, 2005

Ben Legler, 2005

Ben Legler, 2005

G. D. Carr, 2009

G. D. Carr, 2009

G. D. Carr, 2009

Bryn Kildow, 2008

Gerald D. Carr , 2017

Gerald D. Carr , 2017

Gerald D. Carr , 2017

Gerald D. Carr , 2017
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