White Cockle

Plant Bio

Common Name:White cockle
Family:Caryophyllaceae
Genus:Silene
Species:latifolia
Classification/Rank:Aggressive or Under Bio-control
Method of Transportation:
Habitat/Range:• confirmed in 1994 in Telkwa. • considered naturalized in the United States

Description

• biennial or short lived perennial herb that grows 0.3 to 1.0 m  tall.
• stems erect, several, branched, stiff-hairy below, becoming smooth above
• basal leaves lance shaped, slenderly to broadly stalked; stem leaves opposite, lance shaped, lower ones larger than basal leaves; slightly reduced and unstalked upwards
• flowers white, 5 petals; evening blooming, scented

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