Royal catchfly (Silene regia)

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Illustration of Silene regia by Heeyoung Kim

Species: Silene regia
Common Name: Royal catchfly
Status: Possibly Extirpated, Tennessee;
Endangered, Illinois, Kentucky
Range: southeastern United States

Map of United States illustrating the range of Silene Regia

Artist: Heeyoung Kim
Artist Home Country: United States
Medium: Watercolor

America’s Midwestern Prairie is an at-risk habitat, one reproduced by the Chicago Botanic Garden’s 15-acre Dixon Prairie Garden, where this plant was found. Native flora gardens provide habitat for native plant communities and are resources for education and research.



National Herbarium preserved specimen of Silene regia