Silene ovata Pursh

  • 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 ovata Pursh

  • Description

    Species Description - Coarse perennial, 3–15 dm, puberulent or hirsutulous; lvs sessile, ovate to broadly lanceolate, 6–12 × 3–8 cm, acute or acuminate; infl open-paniculate, 1–5 dm; cal tubular, 6–8 mm, becoming inflated and 10–12 mm in fr; pet white, without auricles, the appendages minute, the blade 7–9 mm, deeply dichotomously dissected with usually 8 linear segments; carpophore 2–2.5 mm; styles 3; capsule dehiscent by 6 teeth; 2n=48. Woods; Va. and Ky. to Ga., Ala., and Ark. Summer.