Silene dichotoma

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Silene dichotoma Ehrh.

Caryophyllaceae

Life form: annual or biennial

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves:

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: not specified

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Inflorescence: cyme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Caryophyllidae
Superordo:
Caryophyllanae
Ordo:
Caryophyllales

Silene dichotoma, commonly known as forked catchfly, belongs to the group of annual and biennial plants.

Naming

Silene dichotoma was described by Jakob Friedrich Ehrhart in 1792. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Silene dichotoma is a species in the genus Silene which contains approximately 485 to 1404 species and belongs to the family of the Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family). The type species of the genus is Silene anglica.

Characteristics

Growth

The plants reach heights of 50 to 100 centimetres.

Leaves

Silene dichotoma has simple leaves that are opposite. The leaves are lanceolate, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Silene dichotoma produces cymes of white five-stellate flowers from June to August.


Root System

Distribution

Silene dichotoma is native to Italy, Hungary, the Balkan Peninsula, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and West-Siberia and is naturalized in Northern Europe, France, Central Europe and North America.

Cultivation

The plants prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty loam.

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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