Taxon: Silene acaulis (L.) Jacq.

Genus: Silene
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Subfamily: Caryophylloideae
Tribe: Sileneae
Nomen number: 401845
Place of publication: Enum. stirp. Vindob. 78, 242. 1762
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 11-Apr-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 28-Apr-1998
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Eur Gard F)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation Chukchi, Kamchatka
    • Siberia: Russian Federation Yakutia-Sakha, Yamal Nenets
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Russian Federation Karelia, Murmansk, Nenets
    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Germany ; Poland ; Slovakia ; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Faroe Islands ; Finland ; Iceland ; Ireland ; Norway ; Svalbard and Jan Mayen ; Sweden ; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria ; Croatia ; Italy ; Montenegro ; Romania ; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Spain
  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States Maine, New Hampshire, New York
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States New Mexico
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States Arizona, Nevada, Utah
    • Subarctic America: Canada Northwest Territory, Yukon Territory; Greenland ; United States Alaska
    • Western Canada: Canada Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan

  • Cultivated


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Hitchcock, C. L. & B. Maguire 1947. A revision of the North American species of Silene Univ. Wash. Publ. Biol. 13:21.
  • Hitchcock, C. L. et al. Vascular plants of the Pacific Northwest. (F Pacif NW)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Jalas, J. & J. Suominen Atlas florae europaeae. (Atlas Eur)
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. (F USSR)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rønning, O. I. The flora of Svalbard. (F Svalbard)
  • Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. (F Canada)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea, ed. 2. (F Eur ed2)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)
  • Welsh, S. L. et al. A Utah flora. (F Utah ed2)


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