General: Annual herb from a taproot; stems erect, slender, simple to branched, more or less downsweptly short-hairy below, becoming glabrous above, usually purplish sticky-glandular in bands below the nodes or occasionally nonglandular, 20-80 cm tall.
Leaves: Basal leaves oblanceolate to spoon-shaped, 3-6 cm long and 2-20 mm wide; stem leaves opposite, several pairs, oblanceolate to linear, glabrous to rough-hairy or short-hairy; stipules lacking.
Flowers: Inflorescence of few to many flowers in a compact to open cluster; petals 5, white to pink, usually withered by day, stalklike at the bases, the narrow stalks about 2-3 times as long as the heart-shaped blades; sepals 5, united, forming a tube 4-10 mm long, 10-nerved, glabrous.
Fruits: Capsules egg-shaped, 3-chambered; seeds blackish, 0.6-1.0 mm long, with 3-4 concentric rows of low pimples.
Silene antirrhina var. confinis Fernald Silene antirrhina var. depauperata Rydb. Silene antirrhina var. divaricata B.L. Rob. Silene antirrhina var. laevigata Engelm. & A. Gray Silene antirrhina var. subglaber Engelm. & A. Gray Silene antirrhina var. vaccarifolia Rydb.
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Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. Lab for
Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British
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