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Taxon: Silene acaulis (L.) Jacq.

Genus: Silene
Family: Caryophyllaceae subfamily: Caryophylloideae tribe: Sileneae
Nomen number: 401845
Place of publication: Enum. stirp. Vindob. 78, 242. 1762
Name verified on: 11-Apr-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 28-Apr-1998
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • cushion-pink   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • moss campion   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • silène acaule   (Source: Zander Ency ) – French
  • stängelloses Leimkraut   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • alfinetes   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • fjällglim   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Yakutia-Sakha, Yamal Nenets
    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Chukchi, Kamchatka
    Northern Europe: Faroe Islands; Finland [n.]; Iceland; Ireland [n.]; Norway; Svalbard and Jan Mayen; Sweden [n.]; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Germany [s.]; Poland [s.w.]; Slovakia [e.]; Switzerland
    East Europe: Russian Federation - Karelia, Murmansk, Nenets
    Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria [w.]; Croatia; Italy; Montenegro; Romania; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France [s.]; Spain [n.]
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Subarctic America: Canada - Northwest Territory, Yukon Territory; Greenland; United States - Alaska
    Eastern Canada: Canada - Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec
    Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Maine, New Hampshire, New York
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, Nevada, Utah

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Silene acaulis (L.) Jacq.:


  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (10 October 2015)

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