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Maidenstears (Silene vulgaris)

Silene Vulgaris, or more commonly know as Maidenstears, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Silene. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Silene Vulgaris or Maidenstears's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Alaska

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Silene
  • Family: Caryophyllaceae
  • Order: Caryophyllales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (I) AK (I) CAN (I) GL (I)
  • PLANTS Invasive Status: SWSS WSWS




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