Taxon  Report   10374    
Silene laciniata  Cav.
Cardinal catchfly
Silene laciniata
© 2015 Karen Swift
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Silene laciniata
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Silene laciniata
© Ordano 2004 California Academy of Sciences
Silene laciniata, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Silene laciniata
© 2010 Gary A. Monroe
Genus: Silene
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Coastal Strand, Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Silene laciniata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 16, 2018).

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