Genus: Silene L.

Family: Caryophyllaceae
Subfamily: Caryophylloideae
Tribe: Sileneae
Common names: campion, catchfly
Genus number: 11156
Last updated: 31-Jul-2018
Accession Count: 154 (54 active, 6 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: conserved (nom. cons.) against the heterotypic synonym (Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.4 & App. III) Lychnis L., nom. rej.

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Burleigh, J. G. & T. P. Holtsford. 2003. Molecular systematics of the eastern North American Silene (Caryophyllaceae): evidence from nuclear ITS and chloroplast trnL intron sequences. Rhodora 105:76-90.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 15 August 2020.