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Ragged Robin - Silene flos-cuculi
Other Names:  Lychnis flos-cuculi

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Glabrous to scabrous perennial from a branched caudex. Stems erect, branched, 30–90 cm. Leaves cauline, spatulate to oblanceolate, 2–10 cm long. Inflorescence an open, many-flowered cyme. Flowers: calyx campanulate, purple, 5–10 mm long, 10-nerved; petals pink, the blade deeply 4-lobed, 6–10 mm long with 2 bilobed appendages; styles 5. Capsule opening by 5 slits, equaling the calyx (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Moist, disturbed meadows, pastures; valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Collected in Lincoln County; a garden plant native to Europe,introduced to WA, MT and northeast N. America (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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