Taxon  Report   8986 
Silene serpentinicola  T. W. Nelson and J. P. Nelson
Serpentine catchfly
Silene serpentinicola
© 2014 Dana York
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Silene serpentinicola
© 2008 Norman Jensen
Silene serpentinicola
© 2007 Norman Jensen
Silene serpentinicola, a dicot, is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Silene serpentinicola
© 2005 Norman Jensen
Genus: Silene
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   6 (strict endemic)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS
PLANTS accepted name: Silene hookeri ssp. serpentinicola
More information about  Silene serpentinicola
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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 21, 2017).

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