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Silene involucrata (Cham. & Schltdl.) Bocquet ssp. involucrata
arctic catchfly

General Information
Symbol: SIINI2
Group: Dicot
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: AK   N
GL   N
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 70. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc. Usage Requirements.



Symbol Scientific Name
GAAF Gastrolychnis affinis (J. Vahl ex Fr.) Tolm. & Kozh.
GAIN4 Gastrolychnis involucrata (Cham. & Schltdl.) Á. Löve & D. Löve
LYAF Lychnis affinis J. Vahl ex Fr.
LYFU3 Lychnis furcata (Raf.) Fernald
LYGI Lychnis gillettii B. Boivin
MEAF4 Melandrium affine (J. Vahl ex Fr.) J. Vahl
MEFU3 Melandrium furcatum (Raf.) Hadac
SIFU3 Silene furcata Raf.


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Caryophyllidae
Order Caryophyllales
Family Caryophyllaceae – Pink family
Genus Silene L. – catchfly
Species Silene involucrata (Cham. & Schltdl.) Bocquet – arctic catchfly
Subspecies Silene involucrata (Cham. & Schltdl.) Bocquet ssp. involucrata – arctic catchfly

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Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

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