Search Field Guide
Advanced Search
Montana Field Guide

Montana Field Guides

Night-flowering Catchfly - Silene noctiflora

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

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

External Links






 
General Description
Taprooted annual, hirsute and glandular above. Stems erect, 20–80 cm, mostly simple. Leaves mainly cauline, lanceolate to obovate, 3–12 cm long, the lower petiolate. Inflorescence an open, glandular, several-flowered cyme. Flowers: calyx 12–20 mm long with lobes 5–9 mm long, 10-veined, becoming swollen in fruit; petals white, the blade 2-lobed, 3–10 mm long; styles 5. Capsules ovoid, equaling and splitting the calyx, opening by 6 slits (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Introduced throughout N. America north of Mexico; native to Europe (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat

References
Login Logout
Citation for data on this website:
Night-flowering Catchfly — Silene noctiflora.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from