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Silene virginica

Silene virginica L.

 

Fire Pink

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassCaryophyllidaeCacti, many other succulents, carnivorous plants, and leadworts
OrderCaryophyllalesIncludes cacti, carnations, amaranths, ice plants, and many carnivorous plants
FamilyCaryophyllaceaePink or carnation family
GenusSileneProbably from Greek sialon, “saliva,” from a gummy exudation on the stems; or named for Silenus, intoxicated foster father of Bacchus (god of wine) who was covered with foam similar to the glandular secretions of many species of Silene
SpeciesvirginicaFrom or referring to Virginia

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Silene virginica description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 13 Jun 2010.

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Silene virginica (Fire Pink)

5/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 4 × 3" (9.9 × 7.6 cm) ID is uncertain

Silene virginica (Fire Pink)

5/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 21 × 14" (52 × 34 cm) ID is uncertain

Silene virginica (Fire Pink)

5/22/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 17 × 12" (44 × 29 cm) ID is uncertain

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