Silene noctiflora

Family (Traditional)Caryophyllaceae
SpeciesSilene noctiflora L.
Common NameAcker-Lichtnelke, Nightflowering silene
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesHabit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite; Simple/Compound: Simple;
Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 0.0
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Featured Plant Photo

Currently no photos are available for this plant.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Melandrium noctiflorum Melandrium noctiflorum Fries

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Boyle (KY), Bracken (KY), Campbell (KY), Garrard (KY), Grant (KY), Robertson (KY), Rowan (KY)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: EKY, KNK, MDKY

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1999 - 2015

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100381266 Robertson Kentucky 18 Jul 2002 Timothy J. Weckman
Silene noctiflora
MDKY00008995 Campbell Kentucky
Silene noctiflora
MDKY00008994 Rowan Kentucky
Silene noctiflora
31234100381258 Garrard Kentucky 24 Apr 1999 L. Scott Harp
Silene noctiflora
31973000008719 Bracken Kentucky
Silene noctiflora
31973000008717 Grant Kentucky
Silene noctiflora
31973000020114 Campbell Kentucky 08 Jun 2015 Marksberry, Hope
s.n. 1/2
Silene noctiflora
31973000008718 Campbell Kentucky
Silene noctiflora
MDKY00008993 Boyle Kentucky
Silene noctiflora
First Page Previous Page Next Page Last Page
Records per Page:

Plant Photos