Thursday, January 22, 2015

Starry Campion

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.

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