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Sleepy Catchfly - Silene antirrhina


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

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General Description
Puberulent annual. Stems erect, often branched above, 10–80 cm with glandular bands below the nodes. Leaves: basal oblanceolate, 1–3 cm long; cauline linear to narrowly oblanceolate, 1–8 cm long. Inflorescence an open, many-flowered cyme. Flowers: calyx 10-veined, ellipsoid, glabrous, 5–10 mm long; petals white to purplish, the blade 2–3 mm long, shallowly bilobed with 2 appendages; styles 3. Capsule as long and wide as the calyx, opening by 6 slits (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Throughout temperate N. America, introduced to Europe (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 4

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Habitat
Usually disturbed soil of grasslands, steppe, fields, roadsides; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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