Silene ovata

ClassificationDicots
FamilyCaryophyllaceae
Family (Traditional)Caryophyllaceae
GenusSilene
SpeciesSilene ovata Pursh
Common NameBlue Ridge catchfly
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesHabit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 9.2
C value 9
StatusNative; TN[S2] KY[S1] (State Rank); G3 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

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.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • 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

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

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: Bell (KY), Union (KY), Warren (KY), Claiborne (TN), Cocke (TN), Hardin (TN), Lincoln (TN), McNairy (TN), Marion (TN), Polk (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, KNK, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
BEREA011856 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Silene ovata
TENN-V-0094265 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Silene ovata
TENN-V-0094264 Cocke Tennessee
TENN
Silene ovata
APSC0089440 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Silene ovata
APSC0089438 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Silene ovata
APSC0101770 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Silene ovata
APSC0089437 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Silene ovata
31234100381282 Warren Kentucky Bryce D. Fields
EKY
Silene ovata
31234100381274 Hardin Tennessee Brian Boom
EKY
Silene ovata
BEREA011857 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Silene ovata
31973000008715 Cocke Tennessee
KNK
Silene ovata
31973000008716 Union Kentucky
KNK
Silene ovata
TENN-V-0094271 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Silene ovata
TENN-V-0094266 Hardin Tennessee
TENN
Silene ovata
TENN-V-0094270 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Silene ovata
TENN-V-0094279 Lincoln Tennessee
TENN
Silene ovata
TENN-V-0094269 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Silene ovata
TENN-V-0094268 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Silene ovata
TENN-V-0094767 Warren Kentucky
TENN
Silene ovata
TENN-V-0094267 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Silene ovata
APSC0089439 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Silene ovata
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Silene ovata - Milo Pyne
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Silene ovata - Milo Pyne
Silene ovata - Milo Pyne
Silene ovata - Milo Pyne