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Starry Campion (Silene stellata) Growing at a leaf-littered forest edge.<br />
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Starry Campion (Silene stellata)

Growing at a leaf-littered forest edge.

Starry Campion (Silene stellata) Growing at a leaf-littered forest edge. <br />
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  1. This shot is so perfect! Love it!! Posted one month ago, modified one month ago
    1. And, such a pretty flower too! Posted one month ago
    2. Aww, thank you so much! <3 Posted one month ago
      1. So beautiful! Posted one month ago
        1. Thank you, Marta! They are one of my fave local wildflowers! Posted one month ago
  2. From today's JungleDragon Facebook post:
    "The Starry Campion (Silene stellata) is an herbaceous perennial plant in the Caryophyllaceae (Pink) family that is native to the central and eastern United States. It prefers partial shade, and it often grows in well-drained upland forests or on wooded slopes.

    Blooming in mid to late summer, the Starry Campion can grow up to 3 feet tall. It has lance-shaped leaves which primarily occur in whorls of four along a central stem, however, the upper and lower leaves form opposite pairs. Its delicate white flowers have 5-fringed petals and green, campanulate (bell-shaped) calyces.

    The flowers of the Starry Campion fully open at night and may close around midday. Studies show that this behavior is likely not implemented as an act of water conservation--and that it is actually part of a circadian rhythm meant to attract nocturnal pollinators (predominantly moths). "
    Posted one month ago, modified one month ago
    1. Interesting about moths being a primary pollinator :) Posted one month ago
      1. I wanted to go into more detail here, but it would have taken up a lot more space. :D There is a primary moth pollinator, Hadena ectypa. H. ectypa is also a seed predator, so (depending on many variables) this relationship can be mutualistic or parasitic. There are multiple studies out there, but there are so many varying results! Posted one month ago, modified one month ago
        1. Neat! Posted one month ago

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''Silene stellata'' , is a perennial summer flowering forb with white flowers, which is native to the Eastern United States. It grows in habitats such as forests, river flats, and tall grass prairies.

Similar species: Caryophyllales
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Jul 6, 2019. Captured Jun 16, 2019 19:40 in 234 Oakman Rd NE, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/5.6
  • 1/181s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm