Taxon  Report   7586 
Silene antirrhina  L.
Sleepy catch fly,  Sleepy catchfly, Sleepy silene, Snapdragon campion
Silene antirrhina
© 2012 Belinda Lo
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Silene antirrhina
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Silene antirrhina
© 2010 James M. Andre
Silene antirrhina, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Silene antirrhina
© 2010 James M. Andre
Genus: Silene
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   1.1 (weak indicator / indifferent)   [Safford et al 2005]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Silene antirrhina var. confinis
PLANTS: Silene antirrhina var. depauperata
PLANTS: Silene antirrhina var. divaricata
PLANTS: Silene antirrhina var. laevigata
PLANTS: Silene antirrhina var. subglaber
PLANTS: Silene antirrhina var. vaccarifolia
More information about  Silene antirrhina
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 22, 2016).

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