Atocion armeria (L.) Raf.
Common Name: SWEET-WILLIAM CATCHFLY
Synonym: Silene armeria
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

Silene armeria of Michigan Flora.

A Eurasian species, locally established as an escape from cultivation in dry open fields and roadsides, borders of forests, and garden areas. Collected in Michigan as early as 1832 by Nathan W. Folwell in “oak openings” near Tecumseh, Lenawee Co.

An attractive, usually small plant with glaucous foliage. Frajman et al. (2009) present clear evidence that Atocion is a separate lineage from Silene.

Locations

Alcona County
Baraga County
Barry County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Cass County
Cheboygan County
Emmet County
Houghton County
Iosco County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lake County
Lenawee County
Marquette County
Menominee County
Monroe County
Muskegon County
Ogemaw County
Ontonagon County
Presque Isle County
Sanilac County
Schoolcraft County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 11, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=775.