Silene dioica (L.) Clairv.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Silene dioica (L.) Clairv.

  • Description

    Species Description - Much like no. 1 [Silene latifolia Poir.] and hybridizing with it; consistently perennial; stem nearly or quite eglandular; fls red-purple or bright pink, inodorous, opening in the morning; claws hardly auriculate; appendages of the pet 1 mm; fr with recurved teeth; seeds reddish-black, with acute tubercles; 2n=24. Native of Europe, now widespread as an occasional weed in n. U.S. and s. Can. May–Sept. (Lychnis d.; Melandrium d.)

  • Common Names

    red campion, red cockle