Plant ID forum: My wrong entry

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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Jan 9, 2012 12:46 PM CST

I just submitted this to the database under Bladder campion and that is wrong it is harry and should not be;
this is either white cockle (Lychnis alba ) or night flowering catchfly (Silene noctiflora)

any input?

I need to change it to the correct name *Blush*

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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Jan 9, 2012 2:14 PM CST
They are very similar! Lychnis alba looks most likely as it has long curled stamens..

http://www.cod.edu/people/faculty/chenpe/COD/2006_06_13/Lych...

I noticed many photos don't have the long stamens, that can be explained by it being male or female, a description here..

http://www.agriculture.gov.sk.ca/Default.aspx?DN=252632ce-c8...

Silene noctiflora for comparison ..

http://flora.nhm-wien.ac.at/Seiten-Arten/Silene-noctiflora.h...

http://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Silene_noctiflora_Stu...

http://www.dwhike.com/Wildflowers/Michigan-Wildflowers-2007/...
Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Jan 9, 2012 4:48 PM CST
Maybe Silene latifolia?
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikijunior:Summer_Flowers_of_No...
Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Jan 9, 2012 10:34 PM CST
I had a better look at the first link Janet gave of Silene alba, and it does looks like your plant, Cindy.
Silene alba seems to be is a synonym of Silene latifolia subsp. alba
http://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Silene_latifolia_subsp._al...
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SILAA3

There seems to be a lot of confusion about the accepted name though. Rolling my eyes.
http://florapittsburghensis.webatu.com/caryophyllaceae/silen...
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Jan 10, 2012 7:50 AM CST
I assumed Cinda had both of the plants she mentioned and knew it would be one of those. I didn't check the correctness of the name though as it appeared on sites which were educational, but it was going through my mind how much like Silene it was! On ITIS Lychnis alba is a synonym of Silene latifolia.

http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt

There's subspecies of Silene latifolia, Silene latifolia subsp. alba is an accepted name also.

http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/search?q=Silene+latifolia+

On the Plant List "Lychnis alba Mill.is a synonym of Silene latifolia subsp. alba" so Silene latifolia subsp. alba would appear to be the correct name. Good job you checked it out Myriam. Smiling

http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-2340238
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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Jan 10, 2012 9:45 AM CST
I was also messed up by the confusing names Janet! Hilarious!
I said your first link being from Silene alba while I should have written Lychnis alba! Rolling my eyes.

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jmorth
Jan 15, 2012 4:40 PM CST
.If you were you looking for the hairy characteristic (not clear from original query), Silene stellata reportedly has a hairy calyx
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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Jan 26, 2012 5:41 PM CST
Thanks for everyone who helped in identifying this tricky one
also thanks to Myrian for putting it in it's proper place
Evening Lychnis (Silene latifolia subsp. alba)

I tip my hat to you.
Cinda
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Name: Maridell
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Maridell
Jul 5, 2013 5:32 PM CST
2 photos of purplish flower are wrong
Name: Zuzu
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Jul 6, 2013 4:22 AM CST

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Two photos of purplish flower where, Maridell?
Name: Maridell
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Maridell
Jul 6, 2013 6:41 AM CST
Starry Campion. I uploaded two purple photos there that belong elsewhere. The photo with the unopened white flower is correct. and http://garden.org/pics/2013-07-05/Maridell/e86c82-175.jpg
Name: Rick R.
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Leftwood
Jul 11, 2013 7:25 AM CST
Silene latifolia ssp. alba, from wild collected seed on Hokkaido, Japan.
Thumb of 2013-07-11/Leftwood/8fa78e Thumb of 2013-07-11/Leftwood/b35779
Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Jul 11, 2013 8:21 AM CST
Nice photos , Rick

You might add them to the database , if you have not already done so Smiling
Oh, and a caption of'' wild collected seed from Japan''would be excellent information.

Just an idea
Smiling Cinda
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