Silene stellata

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Silene stellata


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Caryophyllaceae
Tribus: Sileneae
Genus: Silene
Subgenus: S. subg. Behenantha
Sectio: S. sect. Physolychnis
Species: Silene stellata


Silene stellata W.T.Aiton, Hortus kew. ed. 2, 3: 84 (1811)


  • Cucubalus stellatus L.
  • Evactoma stellata (L.) Raf.
  • Evactoma stellata var. scabrella Nieuwl.
  • Lychnis stellata var. scabrella (Nieuwl.) Palmer & Steyermark
  • Silene scabrella (Nieuwl.) G. N. Jones
  • Silene stellata var. scabrella (Nieuwl) E. J. Palmer & Steyerm.
  • Viscago stellata (L.) Rchb.



Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
      • USA (Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin)

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

  • Aiton, W.T. 1811. Hortus Kewensis; or, a Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew. 2nd Edn., Vol. III, iii + 432 pp. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London. BHL. Reference page. : 84


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Starry Catchfly, Widowsfrill

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