Night-Flowering Catchfly

Plant Bio

Common Name:Night-flowering catchfly
Family:Caryophyllaceae
Genus:Silene
Species:noctiflora
Classification/Rank:Invasive
Method of Transportation:
Habitat/Range:• reported in 1993 along the railroad track at Owen Creek Ranch near Smithers. • other sites near Smithers. • site reported at Piniche Lake Campsite north of Fort St. James

Description

• annual herb that grows 0.20 to 0.9 m tall
• stems erect, several, branched, hairy, becoming sticky-hairy above
• basal leaves spoon-shaped, short stalked; stem leaves opposite, elliptical, unstalked, hairy above and below
• flowers yellowish beneath, rosy above, 5 petals; opens at night; woolly glandular-hairy tube when closed

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