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Plant Details

Silene regia

Royal Catchfly

Scientific Name:

Silene regia

Common Name:

Royal Catchfly

Plant Family

Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)

Native/Alien:

S.E. Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

Red

Size in Feet:

4 feet

Light:

Sun

Soil Moisture:

Sub-Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

June, July

Bloom Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Prairies and calcareous woodlands and forests

Notes:

Compared to S. virginica, S. regia is much taller and sturdier. The petals are not as "pinked"

Plant

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Bloom

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Leaves

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Bloom Close up

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants

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