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Maiden's-tears - Silene vulgaris
Other Names:  Silene cucubalus

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
Taprooted perennial with glabrous and glaucous foliage. Stems erect, 40–80 cm. Leaves: mainly cauline lanceolate to ovate, 2–6 cm long. Inflorescence an open, several- to many-flowered cyme. Flowers perfect or sometimes pistillate; calyx green to purplish, 9–14 mm long, inflated in fruit, net-veined; petals white, the blade 4–6 mm long, 2-lobed; styles 3, long-exserted. Capsules ovoid, equaling the calyx, opening by 6 slits (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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

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