Taxon  Report   10374 
Silene laciniata  Cav.
Cardinal catchfly
Silene laciniata
© 2010 Gary A. Monroe
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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 and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Silene laciniata
© 2010 Andrew Borcher
Coastal Strand, Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral
Habitat: coastal
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Silene laciniata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


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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: Feb 20, 2018).

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