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

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA
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 et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 1

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

Ecology
POLLINATORS
The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this plant species or its genus where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus vagans, Bombus pensylvanicus, and Bombus impatiens (Colla and Dumesh 2010).

Management

References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Colla, S.R. and S. Dumesh. 2010. The bumble bees of southern Ontario: notes on natural history and distribution. Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario 141: 39-68.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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