Silene caroliniana subsp. wherryi

(Small) R. T. Clausen

Rhodora 41: 582. 1939.

Common names: Wherry’s pink
Basionym: Silene wherryi Small Torreya 26: 66, unnumbered plate. 1926
Synonyms: Silene caroliniana var. wherryi (Small) Fernald
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 5. Treatment on page 178. Mentioned on page 212.

Basal leaves: petiole broadly winged; blade narrowly oblanceolate, usually 0.5–1.5 cm broad, apex acute, ± glabrous except for ciliate margins. Calyces 18–22 mm, with long, straight, nonglandular pubescence, hairs spreading to retrorse, white, soft. Capsules ca. 10 mm. 2n = 48.

Phenology: Flowering spring.
Habitat: Open, usually calcareous woods
Elevation: 0-500 m


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Ala., Kans., Ky., Mo., Ohio, Va.


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Lower Taxa