Silene nivea (Nutt.) Otth

  • 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 nivea (Nutt.) Muhl. ex Otth

  • Description

    Species Description - Rhizomatous perennial, 2–3 dm, glabrous or puberulent; lvs mainly or wholly cauline, sessile or short-petiolate, lanceolate or lance-oblong, 5–10 × 1–3.5 cm, long-acuminate; fls few, mostly axillary; cal tubular-campanulate, 1.5 cm, umbilicate, glabrous or hirsute; pet white, without auricles, the appendages oblong, 1–1.6 mm, entire or erose, the blade cuneate, 8 mm, 2-lobed or 2-cleft; styles 3; fr unilocular, opening by 6 teeth; 2n=48. Woods; N.J., Pa., Md., and Va. to Tenn., Minn., S.D., Neb., and Mo. June, July. (S. alba Muhl.)

  • Common Names

    white campion