The plant family Caryophyllaceae was named and described by Antoine Laurent de Jussieu in Genera Plantarum in 1789.
As of 3-3-21 when I last updated this page, Plants of the World Online lists 98 genera in the family commonly known as the Pink or Carnation family.
The family consists of herbaceous perennials and annuals, shrubs, and small trees.
For more information about this family of plants, please click on the links below. The links take you directly to the information about the family. You can click on the plant’s name in the caption that will take you to their own pages.
There is no page for the Silene stellata (Starry Campion) just yet.