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Silene  rotundifolia Nutt.   
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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Silene  rotundifolia Nutt. 
SynonymsMelandrium rotundifolium (Nutt.) Rohrb.
Territory Northeastern U.S.A.Southeastern U.S.A.AlabamaGeorgiaKentuckyOhioTennesseeVirginiaWest Virginia
shady rocks and woods
Altitude200-600m
Description taproot, stem leaves leaves suborbiculate to ovate-lanceolate, 3-10cm long, shortly acuminate, sparsely pilose, flowers 1-3 in cyme, petals 10-15mm, deeply incised
Size2-7cm
Colorscarlet
Bloomsummer
Ca-
Typetuft
Cultivationshady, humous, rock crevices
alpine house, humous, gravelly soil, shade
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora of North America www.eFloras.org
USDA Plants Database plants.usda.gov
Version 8.0
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