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Forked Catchfly - Silene dichotoma

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA
C-value: 1


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General Description
Long-hairy annual. Stems erect, 40–80 cm. Leaves: basal oblanceolate, 3–8 cm long, withering by flowering time; cauline numerous, lanceolate to oblanceolate, reduced upward. Inflorescence many-flowered, narrow, apparently racemose. Flowers perfect or sometimes unisexual; calyx tubular, setose, 10-veined, 10–15 mm long; petals white, the blades 5–7 mm long, deeply bilobed with 2 appendages; styles 3. Capsule equaling the calyx, opening by 6 slits (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Throughout much of north-temperate North America; introduced from Europe (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 9

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Habitat
Roadsides, disturbed grasslands, open forest; valleys (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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