White mystery flower

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  1. Seedhead

    Seedhead Active Member 10 Years

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    Does anybody recognize this? Its white flower was blooming first thing in the morning and then retreated to this state. There are several stems each about two feet high with their flowers soon to bloom. Thanks.
     

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  2. Silver surfer

    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Possibly Silene latifolia.
    A pic showing a perfect flower would be helpful...that one looks wilted.

    silene - Google Search
     
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  3. teague

    teague Active Member 10 Years

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    Kind of looks like a Mentzelia
     
  4. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hmm, I can tell why you are suggesting that based on the Mentzelia I've seen, but this is definitely a Caryophyllaceae (opposite leaves), and a Silene (the out of focus striped part is the inflated calyx)
     
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