|Photographed 19 July 2014, Medora Prairie near Medora, Iowa.|
Silene stellata. A lovely but somewhat elusive native of various Lucas County habitats including woodlands, savannas, meadows near wooded areas and upland prairies --- so long as they can offer its preferred light shade or partial sun as well as mesic to dry conditions.
Plants grow 1-2 and 1/2 feet tall, erect and unbranched or branched sparingly. Deeply fringed flowers occur individually or in groups of 2-3 on tips of short lateral stems.
|Photographed 19 July 2014 at Medora Prairie near Medora, Iowa.|