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Plant Details

Silene stellata

Starry Campion, Widow's Frill

Scientific Name:

Silene stellata

Common Name:

Starry Campion, Widow's Frill

Plant Family

Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

White

Size in Feet:

3 feet

Light:

Part-sun

Soil Moisture:

Sub-Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

July, August, September

Bloom Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coast (rarely)

Habitat Description:

Dry to mesic forests, rock outcrops. Common in NC Mountains and Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Leaves in whorls of 4
USDA indicates found mostly in Mountains/Piedmont with two counties in Sandhills (Moore and Bladen)

In Situ

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Tom Harville

Whorled Leaves

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Tom Harville

Blooms

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Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Flora of North America
Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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