English catchfly USDA PLANTS Symbol: SIGA
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Forbs/Herbs
Silene gallica L.

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Caryophyllales: Caryophyllaceae
Synonym(s): common catchfly

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Flower(s); inflorescence
Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org
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Stem(s);
Mary Ellen (Mel) Harte, , Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Mary Ellen (Mel) Harte, , Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Mary Ellen (Mel) Harte, , Bugwood.org
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Seed(s); Seeds in various positions, including one where the hilum is facing straight up.
D. Walters and C. Southwick, USDA, Bugwood.org
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Seed(s); Seeds in lateral view showing kidney-shaped outline and hilum in marginal notch.
D. Walters and C. Southwick, USDA, Bugwood.org
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Seed(s); Peripheral view of the orange-colored hilar opening. Note the grayish sheen on the seed's surface.
D. Walters and C. Southwick, USDA, Bugwood.org
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Seed(s); Peripheral view of a seed resting on its hilar end. Note the bejeweled look of the papillae on the raised cells.
D. Walters and C. Southwick, USDA, Bugwood.org
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EDDMapS Distribution:
This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
 


State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

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U.S. National Parks where reported invasive:
Haleakala National Park (Hawaii)



Invasive Listing Sources:
Jil M. Swearingen, Survey of invasive plants occurring on National Park Service lands, 2000-2007