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Silene  L.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 20040

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Melandrium Röhl.
 
    Lychnis L.
 
  Common Name(s): silènes [French]
 
    campion [English]
 
    catchfly [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2011   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae   
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
          SuperdivisionEmbryophyta   
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                   ClassMagnoliopsida   
                      SuperorderCaryophyllanae   
                         OrderCaryophyllales   
                            FamilyCaryophyllaceae  – pinks, cariophyllacées  
                               GenusSilene L. – silènes, campion, catchfly  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Silene acaulis (L.) Jacq. – cushion-pink, moss campion 
                                  Species Silene alexandri Hillebr. – Kamalo Gulch catchfly 
                                  Species Silene antirrhina L. – catchfly, sleepy catchfly, sleepy campion, sleepy silene 
                                  Species Silene aperta Greene – naked catchfly 
                                  Species Silene apetala Willd.  
                                  Species Silene armeria L. – sweet William silene 
                                  Species Silene atropurpurea (Griseb.) Greuter & Burdet  
                                  Species Silene bernardina S. Watson – Palmer's campion, Palmer's catchfly 
                                  Species Silene bridgesii Rohrb. – Bridges' catchfly 
                                  Species Silene campanulata S. Watson – Red Mountain catchfly 
                                  Species Silene caroliniana Walter – sticky catchfly 
                                  Species Silene catesbaei Walter – eastern fringed catchfly 
                                  Species Silene chalcedonica (L.) E.H.L. Krause – maltesecross 
                                  Species Silene chlorantha (Willd.) Ehrh. – yellowgreen catchfly 
                                  Species Silene coeli-rosa (L.) Godr. – rose silene 
                                  Species Silene conica L. – striped corn catchfly 
                                  Species Silene coniflora Nees ex DC. – manynerve catchfly 
                                  Species Silene conoidea L. – cone catchfly, weed campion, weed silene 
                                  Species Silene coronaria (L.) Clairv. – rose campion 
                                  Species Silene cryptopetala Hillebr. – Haleakala catchfly 
                                  Species Silene csereii Baumg. – Balkan catchfly 
                                  Species Silene degeneri Sherff – Koolau Gap catchfly 
                                  Species Silene dichotoma Ehrh. – dichotoma silene, forked catchfly 
                                  Species Silene dioica (L.) Clairv. – red catchfly, red campion 
                                  Species Silene douglasii Hook. – seabluff catchfly, Douglas' campion, Douglas' catchfly 
                                  Species Silene drummondii Hook. – Drummond's cockle, Drummond's catchfly, Drummond's campion 
                                  Species Silene flos-cuculi (L.) Greuter & Burdet – ragged robin 
                                  Species Silene flos-jovis (L.) Greuter & Burdet  
                                  Species Silene fulgens (Fisch.) E.H.L. Krause – brilliant campion 
                                  Species Silene gallica L. – windmill catchfly, common catchfly 
                                  Species Silene grayi S. Watson – Maui catchfly, Gray's catchfly 
                                  Species Silene X hampeana Meusel & K. Werner  
                                  Species Silene hawaiiensis Sherff – Hawai'i catchfly 
                                  Species Silene hitchguirei Bocquet – apetalous catchfly 
                                  Species Silene hookeri Nutt. – Hooker's silene 
                                  Species Silene inaperta L.  
                                  Species Silene invisa C.L. Hitchc. & Maguire – red fir catchfly 
                                  Species Silene involucrata (Cham. & Schltdl.) Bocquet – arctic catchfly 
                                  Species Silene italica (L.) Pers. – Italian catchfly 
                                  Species Silene kingii (S. Watson) Bocquet – King's campion 
                                  Species Silene laciniata Cav. – Mexican pink, Mexican catchfly, Mexican campion, cardinal catchfly 
                                  Species Silene lanceolata A. Gray – Kauai catchfly 
                                  Species Silene latifolia Poir. – bladder campion, bladder-campion 
                                  Species Silene lemmonii S. Watson – Lemmon's catchfly 
                                  Species Silene marmorensis Kruckeb. – Marble Mountain catchfly 
                                  Species Silene menziesii Hook. – white catchfly, Menzies' campion 
                                  Species Silene mongolica Maxim.  
                                  Species Silene montana Arrond.  
                                  Species Silene nachlingerae Tiehm – Jan's catchfly, Nachlinger's campion, Nevada catchfly 
                                  Species Silene nivea (Nutt.) Muhl. ex Otth – evening campion 
                                  Species Silene noctiflora L. – night-flowering catchfly, sticky cockle, nightflowering silene 
                                  Species Silene nocturna L.  
                                  Species Silene nuda (S. Watson) C.L. Hitchc. & Maguire – barestem campion, western fringed catchfly 
                                  Species Silene nutans L. – Eurasian catchfly 
                                  Species Silene occidentalis S. Watson – western catchfly 
                                  Species Silene oregana S. Watson – Oregon campion, Oregon silene 
                                  Species Silene ostenfeldii (A.E. Porsild) J.K. Morton – Taimyr catchfly 
                                  Species Silene ovata Pursh – Blue Ridge catchfly 
                                  Species Silene parishii S. Watson – Parish's catchfly 
                                  Species Silene parryi (S. Watson) C.L. Hitchc. & Maguire – Parry's silene 
                                  Species Silene pendula L. – nodding catchfly 
                                  Species Silene perlmanii W.L. Wagner, D.R. Herbst & Sohmer – cliffface catchfly 
                                  Species Silene petersonii Maguire – plateau catchfly 
                                  Species Silene plankii C.L. Hitchc. & Maguire – Plank's catchfly 
                                  Species Silene pseudatocion Desf. – North African catchfly 
                                  Species Silene rectiramea B.L. Rob. – Grand Canyon catchfly, Grand Canyon campion 
                                  Species Silene regia Sims – royal catchfly 
                                  Species Silene repens Patrin ex Pers. – creeping silene, pink campion 
                                  Species Silene rotundifolia Nutt. – roundleaf catchfly 
                                  Species Silene rupestris L.  
                                  Species Silene salmonacea T.W. Nelson, J.P. Nelson & S.A. Erwin  
                                  Species Silene sargentii S. Watson – Sargent's campion, Sargent's catchfly 
                                  Species Silene scaposa B.L. Rob. – stem campion, Blue Mountain catchfly 
                                  Species Silene scouleri Hook. – Scouler's catchfly, Scouler's campion, simple campion 
                                  Species Silene secundiflora Otth  
                                  Species Silene seelyi C.V. Morton & J.W. Thomp. – Seely's catchfly 
                                  Species Silene serpentinicola T.W. Nelson & J.P. Nelson – serpentine Indian pink 
                                  Species Silene sibirica (L.) Pers. – Siberian catchfly 
                                  Species Silene songarica (Fisch., C.A. Mey., & Avé-Lall.) Bocquet  
                                  Species Silene sorensenis (B. Boivin) Bocquet – Sorensen's catchfly 
                                  Species Silene spaldingii S. Watson – Spalding's catchfly, Spalding's silene 
                                  Species Silene stellata (L.) W.T. Aiton – whorled catchfly, widowsfrill 
                                  Species Silene struthioloides A. Gray – alpine catchfly 
                                  Species Silene subciliata B.L. Rob. – scarlet catchfly, Louisiana catchfly 
                                  Species Silene suecica (Lodd.) Greuter & Burdet  
                                  Species Silene suksdorfii B.L. Rob. – Suksdorf's silene 
                                  Species Silene thurberi S. Watson – woolly catchfly 
                                  Species Silene uniflora Roth – sea campion 
                                  Species Silene uralensis (Rupr.) Bocquet – cockle, mountain campion, apetalous catchfly 
                                  Species Silene verecunda S. Watson – Delores' campion, San Francisco campion 
                                  Species Silene virginica L. – firepink, fire pink 
                                  Species Silene viscaria (L.) Jess. – clammy campion 
                                  Species Silene vulgaris (Moench) Garcke – bladder silene, maiden's-tears, bladder campion, cowbell, maiden's tears, rattleweed, maidenstears 
                                  Species Silene williamsii Britton – Williams's catchfly 
                                  Species Silene wrightii A. Gray – Wright's catchfly 
       

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  Source: ITIS*ca, website (version 2002)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: silènes[French]   
       
  Source: Caryophyllaceae of North America Update, database (version 2011)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: Updated for ITIS by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010)   
  Reference for: Silene   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Silene   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
  Reference for: Silene   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
  Reference for: Silene   
       
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