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